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India explores rail link with Iran, Turkey

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  1. RISING SUN

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    India explores rail link with Iran, Turkey
    India is weighing the possibility of establishing a rail freight service which would connect the country to Iran and Turkey, New Delhi-based media say. The project is expected to bring about a major boost to trade and economic development of the Asia Pacific region, also involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    The ambitious plan, covering about 6,000 kilometers, could significantly reduce currently high tariff and non-tariff costs in trade between these countries. For the start, Indian Railways will organize a meeting of South Asian railway heads involved in the project on March 15-16, India’s leading business website the Hindu Business Line reported.

    The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has been promoting the project for years through holding various conferences and carrying out feasibility studies on rail network between the countries. ESCAP has identified Dhaka-Kolkata-Delhi-Amritsar-Lahore-Islamabad-Zahedan-Tehran-Istanbul as the possible rail route, according to a senior Indian Railway Ministry official. The route has the strategic advantage of connecting the capitals of these countries.

    According to the report, a demonstration container train between Bangladesh and India has been planned in the first quarter of 2017—18. The project is apparently part of the International North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) formalized among India, Iran and Russia in 2000 to link the Subcontinent and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe. The ship, road and rail route would connect India’s Mumbai to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas and further to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia before stretching to northern Europe and Scandinavia.

    Besides Iran, India and Russia, countries that are on board to integrate into the transit network include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey, Tajikistan, Oman, Syria and Bulgaria. Dry runs of the route were conducted in 2014, from Mumbai to Baku and Astrakhan via Bandar Abbas. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the countries were discussing the “final details” of the project.

    The NSTC opens a window for alignment with Silk Road Economic Belt pushed by China to establish new trade and transport links with Central Asia and Europe and provide a counterbalance to US “pivot” to Asia.
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/04/512921/Iran-India-Turkey-rail-service-corridor-Silk-Road
    I am not getting any related news thread in similar thread option, though I had seen something recently. If yes then to the mods, please merge the threads.
     
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    Poor India.....No matter what....there is and always will be PAKISTAN .HAHAHAHA
     
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    how?
     
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  4. RISING SUN

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    Yes that is true, however if there is will, there will be way for co-operation.
     
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    Unless India stop Supporting TTP in Afghanistan and BLA/BRA in Baluchistan, Peace will never have a chance .. but the Idea is very awesome to Connect India , Pakistan , Iran and Turkey Via Rail line ..it can extend to China , Russia , Bangladesh as well ..
     
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    Will not happen,govt. should not waste time
     
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    Is it a flying rail?
     
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    Why not,could be beneficial for all of the countries of this rail line.
     
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  9. RISING SUN

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    Buddy you can can claim anything you want on terrorism, untill n unless facts are presented in open or in diplomatic circle, nobody will favor such charges. However on topic India would have been actually supporting Pakistan claim over Balochistan geopolitically if it would had got involved economically in that region. Logically India would had wanted stability in region if it had the participation in economic benefits from there. Might be possible Pakistani authorities/strategists missed that? Senior members take on above point.
     
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    Indeed let's give Kashmir to Kashmiri people and we can.live in peace as neighbours. Open our borders. Trade and generally argue over cricket and mangos. Now wouldn't that be a subcontinent reinvent worth living in
     
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    They could tunnel under Pakistan. LOL!
     
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    Oh yes. I am sure ancient Hindu priests have plans for this along with nuclear power, missile, lazers and death rays
     
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    Indian economy cannot afford transit through Pakistan.
    In order to make Indian dream materialize, they need serious amounts of subsidy from Pakistan.
    Perhaps US / IMF can negotiate some support via politicians of Pakistan.

    Sorry I didn't read your remarks before... this might be good proposal for both Indians and Iranians.
     
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    What about Vedic flying trains? They say they have blueprints for extreme advanced technology thousands of years old. Its in a big book somewhere in India.
     
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    What person, thing, group do you hate most in the world?

    × that hate by 1000

    = how we feel about the indians
     
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