Comparison to Chahbahar Port

In May 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, signed a series of twelve agreements in Tehran, in which India offered to refurbish one of Chabahar’s ten existing berths, and reconstruct another berth the Port of Chabahar, in order to allow Indian goods to be exported to Iran, with the possibility of onward connections to Afghanistan and Central Asia.While clarifying that Chahbahar Port would not be a rival or enemy to Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, he further stated that Pakistan and China had both been invited to contribute to the project before India, but neither China nor Pakistan had expressed interest in joining.

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