The first phase of the Chabahar port was launched on Sunday. It is a strategically import port for India and to sum it up in a nut-shell, Pakistan will be bypassed to reach Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced after signing Chabahar port deal with Iran that history had been created. For India this is a very crucial project as it opens up a route to Afghanistan. However what India must also bear in mind is that there should not be any delays in implementing the project. The Prime Minister is likely to appoint a ministerial committee to oversee the progress of the project for which India has said it will provide 500 million US dollars. The project which was conceived over a decade back was stuck due to delays largely due to sanctions being implemented on Iran.