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India pushes ties with Iran; hands over cranes for strategic Chabahar Port

By ET News

India has stepped up engagements with its extended neighbour Iran by handing over cranes for the strategically located Chabahar Port within days of the Biden administration taking charge.

Ahead of the Iranian defence minister’s trip for the Aero India show and the Indian Ocean Defence Ministers’ meet, senior MEA officials visited Tehran to push various initiatives, including the Chabahar Port, where technical work has expanded over the last few weeks. Ministers from Iran are likely to visit India.

“Mr. J.P. Singh, JS(PAI) @Meaindia handed over two 140-ton mobile harbor cranes, the first shipment of equipment being supplied by India, for the development of phase-I of Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar,” tweeted the Indian Embassy to Tehran following the handing over of cranes on Sunday.

Unveiling of two mobile harbour cranes which have been supplied by an Indian company to facilitate the unloading an… https://t.co/twuZHMAeoB

— Iran in India (@Iran_in_India) 1612112479000

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