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A speed boat passes by oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, east of the Strait of Hormuz. (Reuters File)

MEA says India has engaged with Iran on Chabahar-Zahedan railway project

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan also referred to an agreement signed between India and Iran on the project during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that country in 2016.
An Indian delegation, led by Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) in the External Affairs Ministry JP Singh handed over the cranes, according to Indian Embassy in Iran.(Chabahar port website)
An Indian delegation, led by Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) in the External Affairs Ministry JP Singh handed over the cranes, according to Indian Embassy in Iran.(Chabahar port website)

India hands over mobile harbour cranes to Chabahar port authorities

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich Iran's southern coast, the port is being developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan to boost trade ties.
Chabahar port.(chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)
Chabahar port.(chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)

India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes to bolster operations at Chabahar port

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times had first reported last month that the cranes were set to be delivered in January, months after India cancelled a $30-million contract with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries for heavy cranes because of delays by the Chinese company in supplying the equipment ordered in 2017.
Following a fresh tender for cranes with 65-tonne capacity, the equipment was procured from a Western company and is now expected to reach Chabahar by next month. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Following a fresh tender for cranes with 65-tonne capacity, the equipment was procured from a Western company and is now expected to reach Chabahar by next month. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Months after cancelling deal with China, India acquires heavy cranes for Chabahar port

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:26 PM IST
In September, India had cancelled a contract with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries worth almost $30 million for four rail-mounted quay cranes, required for moving heavy cargo, citing delays by the Chinese company in supplying the equipment ordered in 2017.
The prospects of Chabahar took a hit after US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 and re-imposed crippling sanctions as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign. (Photo: chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)
The prospects of Chabahar took a hit after US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 and re-imposed crippling sanctions as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign. (Photo: chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)

India, Iran, Uzbekistan hold first meeting on joint use of Chabahar port

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:28 PM IST
All the countries welcomed India’s proposal to hold a “Chabahar Day” on the margins of the International Maritime Summit to be hosted by New Delhi in January next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hold a virtual summit through video-conferencing in New Delhi on Friday. The announcement of the trilateral meeting on Chabahar port came a day after the summit.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hold a virtual summit through video-conferencing in New Delhi on Friday. The announcement of the trilateral meeting on Chabahar port came a day after the summit.(ANI)

India, Iran, Uzbekistan to hold first trilateral meet on Chabahar port use

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:09 PM IST
The first trilateral working group meeting will be held virtually on December 14, and will be jointly chaired by deputy ministers of Iran and Uzbekistan and a secretary from India
The MEA Spokesperson was replying to a question -- whether the US had given a green signal to the developments on Chabahar port in Iran.(Reuters)
The MEA Spokesperson was replying to a question -- whether the US had given a green signal to the developments on Chabahar port in Iran.(Reuters)

Efforts to assist Afghanistan through Chabahar port appreciated by US: MEA

New Delhi, Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:11 PM IST
In 2018, Iran and India had signed an agreement worth USD 85 million to develop the Chabahar Port in south-eastern Iran.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be the second senior Indian minister to visit Iran in less than a week, with defence minister Rajnath Singh having made a stopover in Tehran on Sunday for talks with his Iranian counterpart Brig Gen Amir Hatami.(HT PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be the second senior Indian minister to visit Iran in less than a week, with defence minister Rajnath Singh having made a stopover in Tehran on Sunday for talks with his Iranian counterpart Brig Gen Amir Hatami.(HT PHOTO.)

Jaishankar set to make stopover in Iran en route to Russia for meeting of SCO foreign ministers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The back-to-back visits to Tehran by the Indian cabinet ministers come close on the heels of reports that China and Iran are close to an agreement for a 25-year strategic partnership in trade, politics and security. They also come at a time when Indian is attempting to work more closely with Iran to increase the economic viability of the strategic Chabahar port.
MV Libra sailed from Shahid Behesthi terminal of Chabahar port, which is operated by an Indian state-run company, with 123 containers on July 29.(File photo for representation)
MV Libra sailed from Shahid Behesthi terminal of Chabahar port, which is operated by an Indian state-run company, with 123 containers on July 29.(File photo for representation)

First shipment of cargo leaves from Chabahar port for Thailand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 01:17 AM IST
A ship carrying Iranian goods bound for Thailand left Chabahar port last week, marking the first time the strategic port has been used to ship a consignment to a Southeast Asian country.
Recently some reports suggested Iran had excluded India from a project to develop a rail link between Chabahar port and Zahedan on the border with Afghanistan.(chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)
Recently some reports suggested Iran had excluded India from a project to develop a rail link between Chabahar port and Zahedan on the border with Afghanistan.(chabaharport.pmo.ir/en)

‘Americans can’t tell us what to do on Chabahar’: India envoy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Chabahar port is being developed under a tripartite agreement signed by India, Afghanistan and Iran and has been granted a waiver from US sanctions
Chabahar port and the railway link to Zahedan are part of the International North-South Transit Corrido(Reuters)
Chabahar port and the railway link to Zahedan are part of the International North-South Transit Corrido(Reuters)

Pending issues holding up participation in Chabahar-Zahedan rail project: India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:07 AM IST
India sees the Chabahar port in the Gulf of Oman as key to its strategic plans to access both Afghanistan and Central Asian states
A warships sails in the Sea of Oman.(Reuters)
A warships sails in the Sea of Oman.(Reuters)

Chabahar port plan gets big boost as govt hikes outlay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 12:16 AM IST
The budget for the external affairs ministry, unveiled on Saturday, shows the allocation for the port on the Gulf of Oman in southeastern Iran has gone up from Rs 45 crore in fiscal 2019-20 to Rs 100 crore in fiscal 2020-21.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP Photo)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India, Iran to boost economic viability of Chabahar port and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 09:38 AM IST
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)(AP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)(AP)

India, Iran to boost economic viability of Chabahar port

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The understanding was reached when external affairs minister S Jaishankar visited Tehran on December 22, 23 to co-chair the Joint Commission meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Iranian president Hassan Rouhani during a bilateral meeting in New York on Thursday, September 26, 2019.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Iranian president Hassan Rouhani during a bilateral meeting in New York on Thursday, September 26, 2019.(ANI)

PM Modi, Iranian president Rouhani exchange views on regional global developments in New York meeting

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 09:19 AM IST
In their bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Modi and Iranian president Rouhani discussed “bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global developments of mutual interest.”
Chabahar port is being seen as a gateway for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with Central Asian countries. (File photo)
Chabahar port is being seen as a gateway for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with Central Asian countries. (File photo)

India, Iran discuss full operationalisation of Chabahar agreement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:08 PM IST
India, Iran and Afghanistan signed the trilateral transit agreement or the Chabahar agreement in May 2016. India took over operations at the Shahid Beheshti terminal at Chabahar port in December last year through the special purpose vehicle India Ports Global.
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300 km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz, Iran. The Trump administration in April decided not to renew waiver that let countries like India buy Iranian oil without facing US sanctions.(Reuters)
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300 km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz, Iran. The Trump administration in April decided not to renew waiver that let countries like India buy Iranian oil without facing US sanctions.(Reuters)

No evidence that India is running afoul of US sanctions: Official

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:57 AM IST
India, which is the second biggest purchaser of Iranian oil after China, had agreed to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonne or 15 million tonne in a year (300,000 barrels per day), down from 22.6 million tonne (452,000 barrels per day) bought in 2017-18 financial year .
The Iranian side has expressed its frustration at the imbroglio, with petroleum minister Bijan Zangeneh saying Tehran was considering the development of the field by an Iranian contractor
The Iranian side has expressed its frustration at the imbroglio, with petroleum minister Bijan Zangeneh saying Tehran was considering the development of the field by an Iranian contractor

India unlikely to resume Iran oil import, may talk losses with US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 06:11 AM IST
New Delhi is expected to raise the economic losses due to US sanctions when secretary of state Mike Pompeo visits India on June 24, the officials said.
To reduce Iran’s crude oil export to zero, the US ended on May 2 waivers that had allowed the top buyers of Iranian oil, including India, to continue their imports for six months.(Bloomberg)
To reduce Iran’s crude oil export to zero, the US ended on May 2 waivers that had allowed the top buyers of Iranian oil, including India, to continue their imports for six months.(Bloomberg)

‘India stopped purchasing Iranian oil after US waivers expired’: Envoy

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:46 PM IST
The US reimposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers
Astana continues to be hopeful of building closer trade and transit ties with New Delhi through Iran’s Bandar Abbas port and even extending connectivity to the strategic Chabahar port once a new railway link is built.(REUTERS)
Astana continues to be hopeful of building closer trade and transit ties with New Delhi through Iran’s Bandar Abbas port and even extending connectivity to the strategic Chabahar port once a new railway link is built.(REUTERS)

US sanctions hit India-Kazakhstan plans to expand connectivity

Astana (Kazakhstan) | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 01:58 PM IST
Despite the hiccup, Astana continues to be hopeful of building closer trade and transit ties with New Delhi through Iran’s Bandar Abbas port and even extending connectivity to the strategic Chabahar port once a new railway link is built.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari welcomes Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at his residence, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari welcomes Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at his residence, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.(PTI file photo)

Iranian bank to open in Mumbai by March

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 02:01 PM IST
India has permitted an Iranian private bank to open a branch in Mumbai that is expected to begin operations by March to handle transactions related to New Delhi’s oil purchases in view of American sanctions on Tehran.
India hopes to soon start full operations at a portion of Iran’s port of Chabahar as the two countries are close to resolving various disputes including financing, the country’s roads minister said on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
India hopes to soon start full operations at a portion of Iran’s port of Chabahar as the two countries are close to resolving various disputes including financing, the country’s roads minister said on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

‘India hopes to start full operations soon at Iran’s Chabahar port,’ says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 07:38 PM IST
The India-backed Chabahar port complex on Iran’s coast along the Gulf of Oman is being developed as a transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan.
The Chabahar port will reduce Afghanistan’s dependence on Karachi port and, hence, will translate to less Pakistani leverage over Kabul.(AFP)
The Chabahar port will reduce Afghanistan’s dependence on Karachi port and, hence, will translate to less Pakistani leverage over Kabul.(AFP)

Why Chabahar port is a win-win for India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 10:05 AM IST
It will reduce Afghanistan’s dependence on Karachi port and, hence, will translate to less Pakistani leverage over Kabul
Chabahar port is being seen as a gateway for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with Central Asian countries.(AFP File Photo)
Chabahar port is being seen as a gateway for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with Central Asian countries.(AFP File Photo)

India takes over operations of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port, can bypass Pak on way to Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Iran formally handed over the port to India during a first meeting of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the Chabahar Agreement between Iran, Afghanistan, and India in the port city Tehran.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the state department in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2018.(AFP Photo)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the state department in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2018.(AFP Photo)

US warns countries engaging in economic activities with Iran after November 4

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 02:33 PM IST
In the absence of any waiver or concession from the Trump administration, it could have major implications for India, which is one of the biggest importers of Iranian oil and is currently developing the strategic Chabahar port.
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz.(Reuters File Photo)
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz.(Reuters File Photo)

Iran to handover Chabahar port to Indian company in a month, says minister

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 07:46 AM IST
The first phase of the Chabahar port was inaugurated in December 2017 by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar in Iran.(Reuters Photo)
A general view of an oil dock is seen from a ship at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar in Iran.(Reuters Photo)

India seeks leniency in US sanctions on Iran, cities oil imports, Chabahar port venture

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 07:10 AM IST
The US is re-imposing sanctions on Iran after the Trump administration decided to walk out of the Iran nuclear deal of 2015. 
The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi.(AFP Photo)
The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi.(AFP Photo)

No investments, no special privileges, Iran tells India over Chabahar Port

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 10:13 AM IST
The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, speaks during the inauguration a newly built extension of the port of Chabahar, near the Pakistani border, on the Gulf of Oman, southeastern Iran.(AP File Photo)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, speaks during the inauguration a newly built extension of the port of Chabahar, near the Pakistani border, on the Gulf of Oman, southeastern Iran.(AP File Photo)

India hopes to open Iran’s Chabahar port by 2019

Reuters, New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 01:40 PM IST
The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan
Chabahar port located in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran on the south-eastern coast is of great strategic importance to India.(Reuters)
Chabahar port located in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran on the south-eastern coast is of great strategic importance to India.(Reuters)

Interim operations in Chabahar port in Iran to start by next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 07:13 AM IST
India has selected an Iranian company, Kaveh Port and Mar ine Services, for running the operations for 18 months till it selects a firm to manage and maintain the facility for long term.
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