Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The new strategic transit route between India, Iran, Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries

The 7th consignment of Indian wheat bound for Afghanistan arrived at Iranian seaport of Chabahar Port on 02 April 2018. A ship carrying 600 containers docked at Chabahar Port. More than 4 thousand containers of India's wheat has come through Chabahar so far this year. Some 110,000 tons of India wheat bound for Afghanistan will be transported annually to Afghanistan through Chabahar. From Chabahar, the load will be transported via road to Milak, a border city on the Iran-Afghanistan border. India's first consignment arrived in Chabahar in November 2017. India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a trilateral agreement in 2016 to jointly develop the Chabahar Port, opening a new strategic transit route between the three nations and other Central Asian nations. In February 2018, Iran and India signed an agreement which given India operational control of a section of Chabahar port for 18 months.