Category: Connectivity

Tehran warns New Delhi that it will pay a price for Iranian oil import cuts, chides it for slow progress on Chabahar

The Hindu reports that Iranian Deputy Ambassador to India Massoud Rezvania Rahaghi told a gathering in New Delhi: “if India were to replace Iran with countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, U.S. and others for the 10% of its oil demand then it...

/ July 11, 2018

Haley presses Modi on Iranian oil, but says Chabahar port ‘has to happen’

Reuters reports that during a visit to New Delhi last month, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Chabahar “port has to happen and the U.S. is going to work with India...

/ July 11, 2018

World Bank Approves Khyber Pass Economic Corridor Project

The $480 million project includes the construction of the four-lane Peshawar-Torkham Expressway (PTEX) from Peshawar to the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan and the laying of a fiber optic cable alongside the road. Around 16 percent of the project budget...

/ June 27, 2018

Afghanistan, CPEC and Chabahar After America’s Exit from the Iran Deal

The reimposition of sanctions on Iran and the threat of secondary sanctions will inhibit foreign investment in Chabahar. But for Afghanistan's economy, the promise of Chabahar is overblown anyway.

/ June 11, 2018