The aid for the strategically-important Chabahar Port which was zero in the revised estimates of 2019-20 has gone up to Rs 100 crore for the next fiscal.
US President Trump's pressure on Pakistan may boost Chinese ties, let China build military base near Chabahar port: report
The proposed base at Jiwani is located just a stone's throw from Chabahar port being jointly developed by Iran, India and Afghanistan to ensure a trade corridor for Indian exports to Afghanistan.
Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, a top Afghan leader has said.
This port is expected to create thousands of jobs and bring billions of dollars in revenue to Afghanistan, Iran and India.
With Pakistan has refusing land transit access through its territory, India and Afghanistan had launched an air freight corridor in June between the two countries.
Gakdari is keen on expediting development of the Chabahar port, that can be easily accessed from India's west coast, bypassing Pakistan for economic trade.