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China builds rival port as India-Iran project falters

Much-heralded Chabahar port remains sleepy outpost - as well as a shadow of Gwadar port, 100km east

New Delhi

WHEN the leaders of India, Iran and Afghanistan gathered in Tehran in the spring for a ceremony marking India's development of a strategic Iranian port, they recited Persian poetry and said their partnership would "alter the course of history." On a recent visit, roughly 13