Chabahar Port: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India-Iran 19th Joint Commission Meeting on 22nd December

After a gap of four years, the India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting will be conducted on Sunday, 22nd December 2019 in Iran. This will mark the 19th Joint Commission meeting the two countries, with the previous 18th edition was organized on 28th December 2015 at New Delhi. The 19th Joint Commission Meeting will be chaired by ..

India: Import of Crude from Iran and Chabahar Port Development

The sanctions waiver from the US has curtailed the Indian crude imports from Iran. But the fact that Iran was an important supplier of crude to India cannot be sidelined because: Iran is India’s third-largest oil supplier behind Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Iran was the second largest after Saudi Arabia until 2010-11. But the sanctions ..

Afghanistan launches new export route to India through Chabahar port

The landlocked & war-torn nation, Afghanistan has recently launched new export route to India through the strategic Chabahar Port of Iran to boost regional connectivity. According to officials, the first shipment of 57 tonnes consists of dried fruits, textiles, carpets and mineral products in 23 trucks products were dispatched from western Afghan city of Zaranj ..

United States imposes toughest ever sanctions on Iran

On November 5, the United States imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran aimed at altering the Iranian regime’s “behaviour”. The sanctions cover Iran’s banking and energy sectors and reinstate penalties for countries and companies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere that do not halt Iranian oil imports. However, 8 countries – India, China, Italy, Greece, ..

India, Afghanistan and Iran hold their first trilateral meeting on Chabahar port project

India, Afghanistan and Iran has recently hold their first trilateral meeting on Chabahar port project in Tehran during which they reviewed its implementation. The Indian delegation was led by TS Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations). The Afghan and Iran delegations were led by respective deputy ministers of Transport. The meeting assumes significance as the strategically-located port ..

The first-ever tripartite meeting among India, Iran and Afghanistan held in Kabul

On September 11, India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul during which implementation of the Chabahar port project and a host of other issues discussed. The Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale while the Iranian team was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister ..

Afghanistan to use Iran’s ‘Chabahar port’ for shipments & trade

Afghanistan and Iran inked an agreement which will permit Afghanistan to use Iran’s south-eastern Chabahar port for shipments and trade. Why Afghanistan needs to use port of Iran? Afghanistan is a landlocked country thus it needs to use Iran’s port for its shipments and trade. Strategic location of Chabahar port Chah Bahar is Iran’s southernmost ..

India’s Contribution to Afghanistan

Recently, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sealed a strategic partnership which will include help from New Delhi to train Afghan security forces as international troops prepare to head home in 2014. Here is a quick Factsheet on India-Afghan Relations: India has had good relations with most of the governments that ..