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city (2006 pop. 71,070), Sistan and Baluchistan prov., SE Iran, on the Gulf of Oman; formerly known as Chah Bahar or Bandar Behesti. It was dependent on fishing and agriculture until its port was developed in the 1970s. In 1992 the port was made a free trade and industrial zone. Baluchs form the majority of the local population.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 15 (ANI): India on Thursday said Iran was free to choose partners for developing Chabahar Port.
IRAN has leased India a part of Chabahar port for 18 months.
WASHINGTON -- Former Union Minister of State in India, Manish Tewari has made comparisons between Gwadar port in Pakistan and Chabahar port in Iran, stating that Gwadar is a long-term strategic venture by Pakistan and China, whereas Chabahar is an entirely commercial enterprise by Iran and India.
ISLAMABAD -- Iran has not fully handed over the Chabahar port to India and its doors are open for Pakistan, an Iranian official here said.
The agreement between India and Iran to hand over operational control of a section of the Iranian seaport of Chabahar to New Delhi is a significant strategic development.
Summary: The first phase of Chabahar port was inaugurated in December last, opening a new route connecting Iran, India, Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and India signed nine memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in different economic, trade and agriculture fields as they also underlined the significance of Chabahar port.
New Delhi: India and Iran on Saturday signed agreements including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months.
India and Iran yesterday signed nine agreements, including one on connectivity relating to the strategic Chabahar port.
TEHRAN -- Iran has received a request from China to establish a connection between Pakistan's Gwadar port, which Chinese companies are developing, and Iran's southeastern port of Chabahar.
AP) NEW DELHI: Afghanistan has called Sunday's inauguration of the first phase of Iran's Chabahar Port "the beginning of a new era of connectivity and a huge leap of faith.
Minister of State (Shipping) Shri Pon Radhakrishnan represented India at the inauguration of the Phase 1 of the Shahid Beheshti Port at Chabahar, Iran on 3 December 2017.