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India sent its first shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port



India sent First shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port

India sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port on 29 October 2017. The move has been seen as a landmark one to operationalize the new strategic transit route, bypass Pakistan.

The shipment was flagged off from the Kandla port in Gujarat with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani, joined the ceremony through video conferencing.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, The shipment of wheat is a landmark moment as it will pave the way operationalization of the Chabahar port as an alternate, reliable and robust connectivity for Afghanistan Ministry of External Affairs.

The consignment will be transported to Afghanistan from Chabahar through land route. Six more wheat shipments will be sent to Afghanistan over the next few months.

As earlier In June, India and Afghanistan had launched an air freight corridor between the two countries to boost trade as Pakistan has been refusing land transit access through its territory.


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