India-Afghan DIRECT exports begin first time in history Chahbahar Port

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    Afghanistan begins to export products directly to India for the first time in its history

    Afghanistan’s export activities through the ChabaharPort in southeastern Iran officially began on Saturday.The port serves as the best alternative to the Pakistan’s Karachi Port where export activities were constantly interrupted by political restrictions and high storage cost.

    “But it doesn’t mean an end to exports via the Wagah border between Pakistan and India. However, the Chabahar option is more economical and profitable for Afghanistan,” Pajhwok Afghan News quotes Abdul Qadeer Mustafa, spokesman to the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA).The Port of Chabahar is a seaport in Chahbahar in southeastern Iran. Its location lies on the border of Indian Ocean and Oman Sea. It is the only Iranian port with direct access to ocean.

    Afghanistan will be able to export its products directly to India, Kazakhstan, Gulf and European states in an efficient manner.According to Mr. Mustafa, this would be Afghanistan’s first time in its history to directly dispatch products to India.Located 72km west of Pakistan’s Gwardar port, Chabahar port holds immense strategic and economic significance for India.India’s interest in Chabahar came after China had expressed interest in taking the Gwadar port in Pakistan.

    In a trilateral meeting last year, India, Afghanistan and Iran discussed ways to expand trade and economic ties among the three countries starting, with Chabahar being the main focus.
     
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    So now Afganistan and Indian can do more business DIRECTLY and Pakis can be sidelined.

    Also good reply to China owning Gwadar.

    India-Iran-Afganistan can all benefit from this.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what all items can be exported by Afghanistan to India through Chabahar port? :notsure:
     
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    anything and everything which they need to fight Pakistan.
     
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    No no.......................... Afghan export to India.

    I have heard Afghanistan is famous for Carpets & Cashmere Wool.
     
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    not much they can export right now, may be in few years, may be dry fruits. You see Afghan is land locked so another route will only benefit then and they wont be held hostage by Pakis.
     
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    What is more important is what are all the items that can be sent to Afganisthan and central asia through the port by India, breaking the strangle hold of pakistan over central Asia and Afganisthan.
     
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    mineral ore
     
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    Related important news in April,2013...

    India Removes Export Tariffs on Afghan Goods

    The Indian government will not charge tariffs on more than 460 goods being exported from Afghanistan to India in a bid to increase trade between the two countries, the Afghan ministry of commerce and industries said Saturday.

    Minister Anwar ul Haq Ahadi said that the Indian government has agreed to not charge tariffs on 465 kinds of Afghan goods amid Afghanistan's troubles with transiting the goods through Pakistan."We are trying to negotiate with the Pakistani government to remove the transit problems and we are also seeking another ways to simplify the process," Ahadi said.

    Meanwhile, a delegation of trade specialists from India have arrived in Afghanistan to give technical assistance to help Afghan traders and producers saying that the Indian markets will benefit from Afghanistan's goods.Officials at India's embassy in Afghanistan said that they will also try to use the Central Asian countries to improve trade between Afghanistan and India."We are exploring other routes for access to the sea to export and import Afghanistan's product through Iran, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan," Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya told TOLOnews.

    However the benefits for facilitating the transport of goods is likely to be more in India's favour based on the trade statistics.

    While trade between Afghanistan and India reached $500 million last year, $100 million was Afghanistan's exports to India and $400 million was India's exports to Afghanistan.
     
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    In 2010, U.S. Pentagon officials and American geologists have discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. They said that Afghanistan could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium". Some believe, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai, that the untapped minerals are worth at least $3 trillion. Another US Geological Survey estimate showed that Helmand Province have an estimated 1 million metric tonnes of rare earth elements.
     
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    As per US estimates AFG has minerals worth $ 1 Trillion!

    Afghanistan is known for producing some of the finest fruits, especially pomegranates, apricots, grapes, melons, and mullberry and dry fruits.
     
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    The bloody Americans and NATO don't realise the windfall they can gain by being friends with IRAN!!!

    I hope the next container ship from India to this port is filled with lethal weapons.
     
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    hashishhhhh:rolleyes::namaste:
     
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    Yes, India-Iran-Afghanistan will be a triple win story because all three will benefit. Even China would have interested in the bonding because, this alliance will keep Taliban out of Kabul and eventually help protect Chinese investments in mining.
     
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    Afghanistan is very rich in raw minerals... Iron, copper, gold, cobalt, lithium, niobium, etc..
     
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    and poppy fruit too:thumb:
     
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    remember After all Iran is a muslim country and can never be a true friend of west
     
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    Not really, religion plays little to no role in politics. It's all about profit(oil). This religion BS is just for public consumption. USA allies with UAE and Saudi Arabia ffs.
     
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    so what is it when America doesn't need their oil??
     
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    No!! The real reason for opposing Iran is that the present regime(or atleast the present situation) arose when the pro-US Shah was deposed!! A great irony! Here we have the oldest democracy opposing another democracy just because they deposed a monarch!! Those Americans are such hypocrites!!:lol:

    Another reason is ofcourse Israel and the strong Jewish lobby in the US. I don't have any problems with Israel or the Jews but they are a bit too paranoid.
     

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