Trilateral Transit Agreement
 The trilateral pact on the transport and transit corridor, linked to the development of the Chabahar port, was later signed by India, Iran and Afghanistan in the presence of Modi, Rouhani and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. In the 1990s, Iran and India cooperated with Russia to support the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan against the Pakistan-backed Taliban. At that time, Iran invited India to develop the port of Chabahar in order to gain easy access to Afghanistan.   In 1997, a trilateral agreement with Turkmenistan to expand trade to Central Asia was signed, and in 2000, another agreement with Russia on smooth transport between India and Europe on an international north-south transport corridor was signed.  Agreements to further deepen India-Iran relations in various fields covered the economy, trade, transport, port development, culture, science and academic cooperation. . . .