Iran Denies Dropping India From Chabahar Rail Project

India had signed an settlement with Iran to assemble a rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan.

Tehran:

Iran on Monday denied that it has dropped India from the Chabahar rail undertaking, saying that “vested pursuits” have been behind such studies.

The Indian embassy in Iran acknowledged that Ambassador Gaddam Dharmendra was invited by Saeed Rasouli, Deputy Minister Roads and Head of Iran Railways, to evaluation the continued cooperation on Chabahar-Zahedan railway.

Rasouli acknowledged that “vested pursuits have been behind current studies that Iran excluded India from Chabahar-Zahedan railway undertaking”, the embassy mentioned.

“Ambassador Gaddam Dharmendra was right this moment invited by Saeed Rasouli Deputy Minister Roads and Head of Iran Railways to evaluation ongoing cooperation on Chabahar-Zahedan railway. Rasouli acknowledged that vested pursuits have been behind current studies that Iran excluded India from Chabahar-Zahedan railway,” Indian embassy in Iran mentioned in a tweet.

Final week, a report had surfaced claiming that the Hassan Rouhani-led authorities in Iran determined to exclude India from the development undertaking of Zahedan.

India had signed an settlement with Iran to assemble a rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, alongside the border with Afghanistan. 

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