‘Gwadar, Chabahar not comparable’

‘Gwadar, Chabahar not comparable’

Context:

Former Union Minister Manish Tewari has said that Gwadar port and Chabahar port could not be compared.

Points of Differences:

  • The development of the Chabahar port in Iran is a commercial enterprise,
  • On the other hand, development of the Gwadar port in Pakistan by China is a strategic-military enterprise with long-term implications on the region
  • Gwadar Port in the Baluchistan province is being built by China under a multi-billion economic corridor.
  • The Chabahar port in Iran is being considered by India, Iran and Afghanistan as a gateway to major opportunities for trade with central Asian countries.
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