Pakistan Out: Caught Afghanistan, Bowled India In Iran, Courtesy Chabahar Port


Caught Afghanistan, Bowled India In Iran, Courtesy Chabahar Port

If international trade was a cricket match, India and Afghanistan together would have claimed a big wicket – Pakistan. The two countries earlier this week bifurcated land-trade route through Pakistan and officially began trade through the Chabahar Port in Iran. The distance may be longer but relations just a got a whole lot closer.

In many ways, a trade route through Pakistan into land-locked Afghanistan would have been the logical step considering the distance of just 990 kilometres between New Delhi and Kabul. The 1.1 million tonnes in 35,000 containers would take lesser time through the land route. Instead, the first of several consignments was dispatched through the sea route to Chabahar in Iran from where it will enter Afghanistan via a different land route – a total distance of 3,900 kilometres or more than thrice the all-land distance.  Read More…

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