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India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it

India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin itChina and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against India.VINAY KAURAUpdated: 25 June, 2019 10:58 am ISTPM Narendra Modi with Iran President Hassan Rouhani, in New Delhi, 2018 | File photo: PIB

Tensions between the United States and Iran are at an all-time high. And, if hostilities do break out, it would be a huge geopolitical setback for India for multiple reasons, not least because of its impact on oil prices.Ever since President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed economic sanctions, pressures have been building. The downing of an American surveillance drone by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the subsequent threat by Trump of a retaliatory strike has made matters worse for regional security. Iran has already declared that it would soon breach the limit on nuclear material agreed upon in the …