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India, Afghanistan review development relating to Chabahar

India and Afghanistan on Tuesday reviewed developments relating to the strategically important Chabahar port project in Iran, where India is eyeing an investment to the tune of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The issue figured prominently during a meeting between Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Karzai, who is here to attend the Heart of Asia conference.

Chabahar port is located in Sistan-Balochistan Province on Iran’s southeastern coast and is of great strategic utility for India as it will get sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.

Jaishankar and Karzai also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, following the terrorist attack in Kabul on April 19 and the response of the international community to the continuing violence in that country.

Sixty-four people were killed and hundreds wounded in the Taliban attack. 
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