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Centre's plan to develop key Iranian port faces US headwinds

India committed $500 mn to speed development of the port after sanctions on Iran were lifted

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Western manufacturers are shying away from supplying equipment for an Iranian port that India is developing for fear the United States (US) may reimpose sanctions on Tehran, Indian officials say, dealing a blow to New Delhi's strategic ambitions in the region. Lying on the Gulf of Oman along the approaches to the Straits of Hormuz, the port of Chabahar is central to India's hopes to crack open a transport corridor to Central Asia and Afghanistan that bypasses arch-rival Pakistan. India committed $500 million to speed development of the port after sanctions on Iran were ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 21:28 IST
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