UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Chabahar port — being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan — is on the Indian Ocean about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of the Pakistan border.

The port of Chabahar is located on the Makran coast of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, next to the Gulf of Oman and at the mouth of Strait of Hormuz. It is the only Iranian port with direct access to the Indian Ocean. Being close to Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries of TurkmenistanUzbekistan etc., it has been termed the “Golden Gate” to these land-locked countries.


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Initiatives taken:

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Recent developments:

U.S. sanctions:

Chinese inroads:

Opportunity lost:

In a world where connectivity is seen as the new currency, India’s loss could well become China’s gain, and New Delhi must watch this space, created by its exit, closely.

Source:” The Hindu“.


How is the US sanctions on Iran affecting India – Iran relationship? How does it contradict the US support to India in the global arena?