عنوان مقاله [English]
The article offers an assessment of Iran’s role in India’s foreign policy calculations vis-à-vis Sino-Pak axis. The changing geopolitical and geostrategic dynamics in the post-Cold War era have brought about new possibilities and opportunities in the Eurasian space. Given the geographical conditions and re-emergence of geopolitical competition, regional connectivity through ports has taken a pivotal position in bilateral and multilateral engagements. Therefore, the port geopolitics has become a buzzword in the regional connectivity. India has interests in the Eurasian region. However, the potential has not been realized yet due to the lack of geographical connectivity. In the backdrop of emerging Sino-Pak axis, their moves and countermoves have been limiting India’s multilateral interests including the connectivity across the Eurasian region. In these matrices, Chabahar Port due to its strategic location has become a crucial enabler for India. Iran has offered investment opportunities even to China and Pakistan in the same project. The existing enmities/competition between India and China-Pakistan has made it difficult for NewDelhi to convert the proposed project of Chabahar Port into reality. The aim of this study is to investigate the geopolitical weight of Chabahar and its position in the geopolitical balance of India. Against this background, the article would try to give answers to this question: What are the goals of India's geopolitical balance through the port of Chabahar? The results show that India's move to develop the port of Chabahar to connect to Eurasia is actually a response India's concerns over the actions of China and Pakistan.