CHABAHAR: INDIA’S WEST ASIA PIVOT
Chabahar is only Iranian port with direct access to the Indian Ocean region
The port is 100km from Gwadar port in Pakistan being developed by China
Chabahar port will help India bypass Pakistan and access Central Asian markets such as Turkemenistan, Uzbekistan
The existing road network from Chabahar links Afghanistan
It will also give India access to the Garland Highway in Afghanistan that connects four major cities of the country.