The key Iranian port of Chabahar where India has a key stake is not only being expanded as a gateway to Afghanistan but also being considered as an entry point to Central Asia following Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as the Iranian President.
Tehran is considering a plan to link the strategically-located Chabahar port with various intra-Central Asia transport corridors. Chabahar currently connects India with Afghanistan through road and plans are on by Tehran to build rail link with Delhi’s support.
The Rouhani government’s plan to also link Chabahar with various Central Asian transport corridors will open up a second route for India’s outreach to landlocked Central Asia apart from International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) that also passes through Iran.
Source » economictimes.indiatimes