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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: TEHRAN (FNA)- Merchants and businesspeople who use Shahid Beheshti area of the port of Chabahar will enjoy a 30-percent discount in their customs duties, Iran's deputy Commerce Minister Hossein Modarress Khiabani said, adding that Tehran is determined to encourage port operations in the Southeastern port.
Indian aspirations of building Iran's Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, connecting India to Afghanistan, through which it can gain access to Central Asia and Eurasia bypassing Pakistan, is a major desirability factor.
INDIA and Afghanistan appear to have a problem at hand with banking transactions for bilateral trade through Chabahar port despite the strategically located port kept out of the purview of US sanctions on Iran for the time being.
The Trump administration exempted the Iranian port of Chabahar from a new round of tough sanctions re-imposed on the Islamic Republic in November last year after the US unilaterally pulled out of the nuclear deal.
The hub of this connectivity agreement is the Chabahar Port, whose management was transferredto India for 18 months.
The lease agreement gives operational control to India of Shahid Beheshti port (phase one of the Chabahar port) and was signed in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Afghanistan'sfirst shipment of goods will head to India through Iran's Chabahar Port on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD -- India has kicked off trade operation at Iran's Chabahar port through berthing a Cyprus cargo ship carrying some 72 million tons of corn, Iran's official news agency IRNA has said.
Indian firm India Ports Global on Monday took over the operations of the Shaheed Behesti Port at Chabahar on the southeastern coast of Iran, being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan.
New Delhi: Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said Iran will hand over the strategic Chabahar port to Indian company within a month for operation as per an interim pact.
The Chabahar port provides a crucial transport link to Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan.