• header EFSAS

News & Cases

EFSAS comments on the takeover of a part of the Chabahar Port in Iran


An oft-repeated view in the media on India’s involvement in the Chabahar port is that it is in response to China’s investment in the CPEC. This is misleading, as Indian interest in developing the port in furtherance of its strategic interests, as also those of Afghanistan, predates the CPEC by a decade and a half. The nature of the two projects is also diametrically different, and they reflect the contrasting worldviews and values of China and India.