India Sends 1st Wheat Shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar port

Posted on:31 Oct 2017 13:24:38
India Sends 1st Wheat Shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar port
31 October 2017 Current Affairs: Iran's key strategic port of Chabahar became operational with the maiden shipment of wheat from India to Afghanistan. It was flagged off from Kandla port in Gujarat.

This is a major push for India's Afghan outreach bypassing Pakistan for the first time under the 2016 Indo-Afghan-Iran trilateral pact.

Chabahar port is strategically located in Sistan-Balochistan province on energy-rich Iran’s southern coast in Gulf of Oman near its border with Pakistan and can be easily accessed from India’s western coast.

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