PM Modi Talks Dosti As India-Iran Sign Historic Chabahar Pact: Live Updates

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New Delhi: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set off on a two-day visit to Iran -- his first since taking over office two years ago. The centerpiece of the visit will be the signing of a trilateral agreement on Chabahar -- a strategic port in the Gulf of Oman on Iran's southern coast with Afghanistan. India will help develop the port.

May 23, 2016
17:47 (IST)

May 23, 2016
17:42 (IST)
PM Modi speking at the Trilateral Summit of Iran

The agenda for economic engagement is a clear priority for us. We stand together in unity of our purpose

The agenda for economic engagement is a clear priority for us. We stand together in unity of our purpose

To carve out new routes of peace and prosperity is our common goal. We want to link with the world



Agreement on establishment of a Trilateral Transport & Transit Corridor signed a while ago can alter the course of history of the region

The corridor would spur unhindered flow of commerce throughout the region

Afghanistan will get an assured, effective and a more friendly route to trade with the rest of the world

Studies show that as compared to traditional sea routes, it could bring down cost & time of the cargo trade to Europe by about 50%

The watch-words of international ties are trust not suspicion; cooperation not dominance; inclusivity not exclusion


The watch-words of international ties are trust not suspicion; cooperation not dominance; inclusivity not exclusion

Economic fruits of Chahbahar Agreement will expand trade, attract investment, build infrastructure, develop industry and create jobs

The Agreement will strengthen our ability to stand in mutual support against those whose only motto is to maim and kill the innocents

May 23, 2016
17:41 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:57 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:51 (IST)
PM Modi on The Trilateral Transport & Transit Agreement For India, Iran & Afghanistan
  • We have agreed to consult closely and regularly on combating threats of terrorism, radicalism, drug trafficking and cyber crime
  • The Trilateral Transport & Transit Agreement to be signed later today will open new routes for India, Iran & Afghanistan
  • It will be a historic occasion. It'll open new routes for India,Iran & Afghanistan to connect among themselves.


May 23, 2016
13:44 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:41 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:41 (IST)

The agenda and scope of our partnership is truly substantial, said Prime Minister Modi.

May 23, 2016
13:40 (IST)
PM Modi on the Chabahar pact and India And Iran's 'Dosti'
  • Through ages, the beauty and richness of the Persian heritage has attracted the world to Iran.
  • India and Iran are not new friends. Our dosti is as old as history
  • As friends and neighbours, we have shared interest in each other's growth and prosperity, and joys and sorrows.
  • We can never forget that Iran was among the first countries to come in support when Gujarat saw the devastating earthquake.
  • Similarly India is proud to have stood by the people of Iran in your troubled times. I complement the leadership of Iran for their far-sighted diplomacy.


May 23, 2016
13:38 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi on the India-Iran agreement

On behalf of the 1.25 billion Indians I extend warm greetings to the friendly people of Iran. It is the beauty and richness of the Persian heritage that has attracted the world to Iran.


May 23, 2016
13:34 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:33 (IST)
Chabahar can become very big symbol of coop'n between Iran and India, said Iranian President Rouhani, tweeted Vikas Swarup.




May 23, 2016
13:26 (IST)
President Rouhani during Press Statement: We have always attached great imp to r relations with India, a major power tweeted Vikas Swarup, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs.
May 23, 2016
13:24 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:21 (IST)

May 23, 2016
13:15 (IST)
Bilateral agreement on Chabahar port between India and Iran signed.

As part of the deal, India will help develop the port and invest in the first phase around $200 million to develop terminals and cargo berths at Chabahar. In the next phase, India plans to build a 500-km railway line between Chabahar and Zahedan.


May 23, 2016
10:26 (IST)

May 23, 2016
10:25 (IST)

May 23, 2016
10:13 (IST)
The Iranian army at the ceremonial welcome for Prime Minister Modi.

May 23, 2016
10:10 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome at Sa'dabad Palace in Tehran.


 
May 22, 2016
22:56 (IST)
May 22, 2016
20:27 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara in Tehran


May 22, 2016
20:26 (IST)
May 22, 2016
20:25 (IST)
May 22, 2016
15:22 (IST)
Read: PM Modi Goes To Iran Today, Chabahar Port High On Agenda: 10 Points
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a two-day visit to Iran -- his first since taking over office two years ago. The visit comes four months after the sanctions on Iran were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the nation." itemprop="description
May 22, 2016
15:21 (IST)
PM Modi departs for a two-day visit to Iran from the Delhi airport.


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