Iran India flagship project of Chabahar Port faces a setback

Iran India flagship project of Chabahar Port faces a setback
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NEW DELHI - Iran India flagship project of Chabahar Port which was to give India access to Afghanistan and Central Asia bypassing Pakistan, faces a setback.

Iranian Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni said that India’s development work had been “very slow”, and that trade to Afghanistan was “much lower” than it should be, India’s The Hindu reported.

He also said that in view of the delay over India’s plans to build a railway line connecting Chabahar port to the Afghan border at Zahedan, the Iranian government had decided to complete the railroad through its own resources by 2021.

Iran , India and Afghanistan had signed a trilateral agreement, to develop Chabahar, in May 2016 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visits to Tehran.

New Delhi