• Foreign arrivals in Iran’s Chabahar sharply rise 2019-02-07 01:18

    Foreign arrivals in Iran’s Chabahar sharply rise

    TEHRAN – Chabahar, in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, hosted 3,200 foreigner nationals during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018).

  • M K Bhadrakumar 2019/01/12

    By M K Bhadrakumar

    ‘Gadkari effect’ on growing Iran-India relations

    TEHRAN - If the ‘Newton Effect’ in physics has an equivalent in international diplomacy, we can describe what is happening to India-Iran relations as the ‘Gadkari Effect’. Like in the case of the 18th century English scientist Isaac Newton’s optical property of physics, the minister in the Indian government Nitin Gadkari – arguably, by far the best performing colleague of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – has created a series of concentric, alternating rings centered at the point of contact between the Indian and Iranian economies.

  • Iran-India 2019-01-01 17:35

    IPGL ready to attract investment, large liners to Chabahar: CEO

    TEHRAN- Indian Ports Global Ltd (IPGL), which has recently taken over the operations at phase 1 of Shahid Beheshti Port in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar, is prepared to attract investment and also large liners to the Iranian port, the managing director of company stated.

  • Chabahar 2018-12-29 20:13

    Chabahar trilateral agreement to take effect on Feb. 26

    TEHRAN- According to the deputy head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) for ports and economic affairs, the trilateral agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan on transit of goods via Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar will be officially implemented on February 26, 2019.

  • Chabahar 2018-12-24 20:55

    India to officially start operating Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar

    TEHRAN – Opening an office in Iran on Monday, India Ports Global Limited (IPGL) has officially taken over the operations at phase 1 of Shahid Beheshti Port in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar, IRNA reported quoting director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) for ports and economic affairs.

  • Ground broken for 540-bed hospital in Chabahar 2018-12-23 21:27

    Ground broken for 540-bed hospital in Chabahar

    TEHRAN – Construction of a new hospital with a capacity of 540 beds started in Chabahar, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Fars reported on Sunday.

  • Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator 2018-12-19 17:59

    Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

    TEHRAN - Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic relationship with China as the second biggest economy in the world.

  • chabahar 2018-12-10 21:17

    India to begin interim operations at Chabahar Port within weeks

    TEHRAN - The deadly terrorist attack at southeastern Chabahar Port last week gave rise to concerns regarding the sustainability of the project and whether any of the three parties — India, Iran and Afghanistan — would pull out of the project.

  • chabahar 2018-12-09 20:15

    Key agent identified

    Iran arrests 10 suspects over Chabahar attack

    TEHRAN - Police Chief Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that 10 suspects related to the terrorist attack in Chabahar, a port city in southeastern Iran, have been arrested.

  • Chabahar 2018-12-07 21:27

    PMO starts 3 investment projects worth $40.4m in Chabahar

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) launched three investment projects worth 1.7 trillion rials (about $40.4 million) in Chabahar port city in southeast of the country on Thursday, IRNA reported.

  • chabahar 2018-12-07 20:45

    Iran says will bring Chabahar terrorists, their masters to justice

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the terrorists behind the Chabahar suicide attack and their masters will definitely face punishment.

  • Chabahar 2018-11-12 23:42

    Exemption of Chabahar project from U.S. sanctions win-win for India, Iran

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augurs well for Iran-India relations, New Delhi has managed to keep the strategic Chabahar Port project outside the ambit of U.S. sanctions against Iran that came into effect on November 5.

  • Chabahar 2018-11-10 20:29

    ‘Sanctions exception for Chabahar an opportunity to develop transit’

    TEHRAN- Chabahar Port’s exemption from the new round of the U.S. sanctions on Iran is an opportunity for development of transit via this port, Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Head Mohammad Rastad told ILNA on Saturday.

  • chabahar 2018-11-06 07:43

    India to expand presence at Chabahar

    TEHRAN - With petroleum related U.S. sanctions against Iran coming into force from November 5, India is not only looking for waiver from the sanctions to continue importing crude oil from Iran but it is also exploring mechanisms to secure its interests in the strategic Chabahar Port.

  • Efforts underway to free 18 Iranian fishermen kidnapped by Somalis 2018-09-17 00:32

    Efforts underway to free 18 Iranian fishermen kidnapped by Somalis

    TEHRAN – A lawmaker has said that efforts are ongoing for the freedom of 18 fishermen from Chabahar, who are detained by thieves and terrorists in Somalia.

  • Chabahar 2018-09-15 01:35

    U.S. may waive sanctions for Indian-built Iranian port linking to Afghanistan

    The U.S. is reportedly considering granting a waiver to the Iranian port of Chabahar that would permit trade there despite the return of U.S. sanctions against trading with Iran.

  • Chabahar 2018-09-09 06:41

    Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India in October, sticking to agreed timeframe

    TEHRAN - In an important development that is likely to cement ties between India and Iran further, Indian officials said on Friday that Iran plans to hand over the operational responsibility of the strategic Chabahar Port to India in October, sticking to the agreed timeframe.

  • Chabahar 2018-08-12 11:11

    India, Afghanistan discuss Chabahar Port’s role in bolstering trade, economic ties

    TEHRAN - The first phase of the Chabahar Port was inaugurated in December last year, which has opened a new strategic transit route between India, Iran and Afghanistan. While there are still some unresolved issues related to the development of the port, which is situated in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, it is expected to make headway soon.

  • Ajai Shukla 2018-07-26 10:47

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘India's foreign policy should not be dictated by Western or Eastern superpowers’

    Ajai Shukla is a senior Indian journalist and analyst on strategic affairs, defence and diplomacy. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about India’s domestic and foreign policy issues. Following are the excerpts:

  • Nitasha Kaul 2018-07-01 09:17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “India’s energy needs would imply not giving up on close relations with Iran under U.S. pressure”

    Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri economist, poet, academic and novelist, based in the U.K. She teaches Politics and International Relation at the University of Westminster, London.

  • Iran 2018-06-24 15:56

    By Seyed Zafar Mahdi

    'Iran's signigicants for India today is primarily strategic and revolves around connectivity'

    Sumitha Narayanan Kutty is an Associate Research Fellow with the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. Her work centers on India’s foreign and security policies in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly toward the Middle East.

  • India plan 2018-06-24 15:49

    Despite U.S. pressure, India plans to open Chabahar by 2019

    Despite the overwhelming pressure from the United States, India is planning to make the strategic Chabahar Port operational by 2019, India’s Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said during his official visit to Tajikistan.

  • President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani (R), Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (L) and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (C) shake hands after they signed Chabahar transit agreement in Tehran, Iran on May 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iran Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) 2018-05-29 21:56

    Trump’s sanctions move on Iran could jeopardize U.S. goal to stabilize Afghan economy: CNBC

    In a commentary published on May 29, the CNBC said Afghanistan can become a victim of a new plan by Trump’s administration to reintroduce U.S. sanctions on Iran as the penalties could block development of Iran’s Chabahar Port by India.

  • بازدید سفیر هند از خبرگزاری مهر 2018-01-25 08:00

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    India and Iran enjoy age-old friendly ties, says Indian envoy to Tehran 

    TEHRAN- On the occasion of India’s National Day, Indian Ambassador to Iran told the Tehran Times in an e-mail interview that his country and Iran have had a long history of good relations in cultural as well as economic affairs. 

  • Mehdi Etesam 2018-01-15 08:41

    Tidewater Middle East to organize marine conference in Chabahar

    TEHRAN- The 25th Conference of Coordinating Marine Organizations of Iran is scheduled to be held in Chabahar Free Zone (southeastern Iran) on January 30 and 31.

  • Chabahar 2017-11-28 19:56

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Chabahar under spotlight to boost Iran’s sea trade

    CHABAHAR- Lying on the coast of the Gulf of Oman in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Chabahar is the country’s only oceanic port and given its strategic location in the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) development of the port is of high significance for Iran.

  • Chabahar 2017-11-04 20:06

    India-Afghanistan trade via Chabahar not against Pakistan

    TEHRAN- Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the country does not regard Iran, India and Afghanistan’s endeavor to use Iranian southeastern port of Chabahar for bilateral trade as an alliance against the country and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian in an undated photo 2017-11-04 20:06

    37,000 qanats still in use across Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 37,000 out of a total of 120,000 ancient subsurface water supply systems, qanats, are still in use in Iran in arid and semi-arid regions of the country, a cultural heritage official said on Friday.

  • Iran-India trade route 2017-10-29 19:27

    India launches trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

    TEHRAN- India launched a trade route to Afghanistan via Iran through shipping its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan on Sunday, bypassing longtime rival Pakistan.

  • Picture depicts a logo for the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) 2017-08-17 13:53

    Iran to host IORA summit in winter

    TEHRAN – Iran is set to host a high-profile meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in the coming winter, a tourism official announced on Tuesday.