NEW DELHI: After securing its presence in Iran’s Chabahar port key gateway to Afghanistan and Central Asia, India is now eyeing for a role at Oman’s strategically located Duqm Port that will enable Delhi to expand its economic presence in the hydrocarbon rich West Asia and allow Indian Navy greater role in the region.

The Sultanate of Oman is currently developing Duqm port along with Special Economic Zone as a regional economic hub.

People familiar with the developments indicated to ET that India has shown interest to participate in the Duqm port complex.

This will give India greater access to West Asia where it has stepped up strategic and economic engagements during the past 10 months.