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India, Iran to combat terror; ink Chabahar port agreement, 11 other pacts

India and Iran today pledged to combat terrorism and radicalism as the two nations signed 12 agreements.

Published: 23rd May 2016 06:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2016 07:05 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhan during a joint press conference after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday. PTI

By PTI

TEHRAN: India and Iran today pledged to combat terrorism and radicalism as the two nations signed 12 agreements including a "milestone" pact on developing the strategic Chabahar port, giving a boost to economic partnership in the post-sanctions era.

India committed around USD 500 million for the important port in Iran's southern coast, which will serve as a "point of connectivity" between India, Afghanistan, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and East Europe.


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