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2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words)

Economictimes

Why this question:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 74th session in New York.

The leaders especially mentioned operationalization of Chabahar Port and noted its importance as gateway to and for the landlocked Afghanistan and the Central Asian region.

Key demand of the question:

One has to bring out the significance of Chabahar port to the geopolitics of the region.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In short discuss the context of the question.

Body:

Start by explaining few facts about Chabahar port. 

Discuss in brief the India-Iran historic ties.

Explain the geopolitical significance of the port, India’s stakes.

What are the possible challenges?

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward with emphasis on the role India got to play.