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Syllabus of the Subject: India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Transport Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor;
  2. Main characteristics of the India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor;
  3. Chabahar-Zahedan-Bam-Hajigaj Railway;
  4. Mashhad-Herat-Mazar-El-Sharif Railway;
  5. Transit Trade Agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan;
  6. Countries in the corridor's area of influence: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman;
  7. The corridor and the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe);
  8. The International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia).

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India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor.

The India-Chabahar (Iran) -Afghanistan Corridor connects India with Afghanistan through Iran (Chabahar), linking the ports on the west coast of India (Ports of Kandla and Mumbai) with the port of Chabahar. The road and rail links between Chabahar and the Afghan border are covered by the Transit Trade Agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan.

In 2017, two containers were successfully transported by road from Mumbai (India) to Chabahar (Iran), crossing the Dogharoun border post in Afghanistan under the cover of the TIR Carnets (TIR Convention).

The journey lasted seven days in total: five by sea and two by road from the port of Chabahar in Iran to the final destination in Afghanistan. In comparison, the traditional route from the Port of Bandar Abbas in Iran is three to four days longer.

In addition, the corridor allows access to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan (possibility of accessing China), the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia and Europe through the 7,200 km North-South Multimodal Transport Corridor.

Pakistan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates are also in the area of influence of the India-Chabahar (Iran) -Afghanistan Corridor.

The India-Chabahar (Iran) -Afghanistan Corridor connects with the New Silk Road

Port of Chabahar

  1. The port of Chabahar is located on the Makran coast, in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan in south-eastern Iran, at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, in the Gulf of Oman;
  2. It consists of two ports (Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti);
  3. Distances from Chabahar to:
    1. Zahedan (capital of Sistan and Baluchistan provinces): 700 km;
    2. Milak (the closest city to the Afghan border): 950 km;
    3. Sarakhs (on the Turkmen border): 1,827 km;
    4. Dubai: 654 kilometers;
    5. Karachi (Pakistan): 845 km;
    6. Mumbai (India): 1,560 km.
  4. Being close to Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan...) these landlocked countries are also called the "Golden Gate";
  5. It is the only Iranian port with direct access to the Indian Ocean.

The Chinese-funded deep-water Port of Gwadar (Pakistan) is in direct competition with the port of Chabahar.

Chabahar-Zahedan-Bam-Hajigak Railway

  1. India is finalising a plan to build the Chabahar-Zahedan-Hajigak railway line (900 km) that will connect the Port of Chabahar with the Hajigak region of Afghanistan (very rich in minerals, the largest Asian iron ore deposit);
  2. The Chabahar-Zahedan railway section is also being developed, as part of the North-South Transport Corridor.

Mashhad-Herat-Mazar-El-Sharif Railway

  1. This railway route connects Mashhad (northeast of Iran) with Herat (northwest of Afghanistan), passing through Khaf, Sangan, Shamtiq (Iran-Afghanistan border);
  2. In Herat there are links to Turkmenistan via rail and road routes;
  3. In Mazar-El-Sharif there are links to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via the railway, as well as via road routes to other Central Asian countries.

Transit Trade Agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan.

The trilateral transit agreement signed by India, Iran and Afghanistan allows Indian products to arrive in Afghanistan through Iran.

On October 29, 2017, the trilateral transit route was implemented when the first shipment of wheat was shipped from India to Afghanistan via Chabahar.

India will also develop several industries, including aluminum and urea production plants, in the Chabahar economic zone located in the port.

Asian regional economic communities related to the India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor

  1. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Iran is an observer country.;
  2. Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan;
  3. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD): Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Estonia;
  4. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka;
  5. Asian Clearing Union (ACU): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka;
  6. Iran e India are members of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA);
  7. India is a member of:
    1. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC);
    2. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA);
    3. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC).

Free Trade Agreements related to the countries of the corridor

  1. India
    1. Free Trade Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, ASEAN, South Korea, EU, New Zealand, Africa-India, Mauritius, Canada, Australia, Gulf Cooperation Council, SACU, EFTA, MERCOSUR, Andean Community...
  2. Iran
    1. Free Trade Agreements with Algeria, Armenia, Syria, Venezuela, Pakistan.

Main Asian institutions related to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

  1. Asian Development Bank;
  2. ESCAP;
  3. Boao Forum for Asia;
  4. Colombo Plan;
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

Main Islamic institutions related to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

  1. Organization of Islamic Cooperation;
  2. Islamic Development Bank.

The main religions of the region of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor are:

  1. Islam;
  2. Zoroastrianism;
  3. Hinduism;
  4. Jainism.

The India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor belongs to the:

  1. Hindu Economic Area;
  2. Central Eurasian Economic Area.

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

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