International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is a multi modal transportation established in 12 SEP 2000 in St. Petersburg, by Iran, Russia and India for the purpose of promoting transportation cooperation among the Member States. This corridor connects India Ocean and Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea via Islamic republic of IRAN, then is connected to St. Petersburg and North European via Russian Federation.
The INSTC was expanded to include eleven new members, namely: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Ukraine, Republic of Belarus, Oman, Syria, Bulgaria (Observer).


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The International North _ South Transport Corridor (INSTC) Meetings of 7th Expert Groups & 6th Coordination Council 19th _ 21st August 2015, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi Ministry of External Affairs of India
The 7th Meeting of Expert Groups and 6th Meeting of Coordination Council on the International North – South Transport Corridor (INSTC) was held on 19th to 21st August 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi, hosted by India Ministry of External Affairs to review the INSTC Project, participating entire INSTC member states excluding Armenia, Belarus, Oman, Syria and Bulgaria. During first couple of days and following welcome remarks by the Chair Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, joint secretary of d...
INSTC Conference to be held on 12th June 2015
After completion of dry run project in the two routes of Nhava Sheva to Baku and Nhava Sheva to Astrakhan, that were decided with physical cargo container shipment, was clear that the proposed INSTC route via Bandar Abbas in Iran to Russia and other CIS Countries in transit through IRAN, could be the best route with optimal transit/cost for the Indian Exporters.
With referenceFollowing to the framework agreement of 5th Coordination Council Meeting of the International
North – South Transport Corridor (INSTC) held in Baku, – Azerbaijan, on June 24th ,-25th, 2013, Mr. Shanakar Shinde, representative of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI) along together with Mr. Sohel Firoz Kazani, planned an Iran mission traveled to Iran on from 1st th – 13th Aug 2014, for conducting to manage a dry run as agreed during above mentioned meeting.

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