India takes over operations of part of Chabahar Port on Iran border

The government on Monday announced that India has taken over the operations of a part of the Chabahar Port in Iran. It is first time it will be operating a port outside its territories.

The takeover of operations was done during the Chabahar Trilateral Agreement meeting between Indian, Iranian and Afghanistan's officials held on December 24, the Shipping Ministry said in a statement.

"This step marks the beginning of a long journey. India has written history with its engagement in Chabahar and is now leading the regional cooperation and joint efforts to support land-locked Afghanistan," it said.


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