Chabahar port is an old Iranian-Indian project that was delayed for many years
due to the international sanctions against Iran. It has recently revived after
signing a several-million-dollar agreement between Iran, India, and Afghanistan
to jointly develop transportation links to Afghanistan. India agreed to implement
the biggest part of this project and lay a railroad track from the port of Chabahar to Afghanistan to achieve major strategic and economic gains for both India and Iran.
In essence, the port serves the interests of Iran. It helps to enhance the Iranian
oil and non-oil exports and obtain direct access to central Asia in addition to
other gains that will be explained in this study.