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International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

August 18, 2015
International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

There is a conscious effort on the part of India to re-energise the INSTC. However, sustaining the momentum achieved remains a major challenge before the member countries of the North-South connectivity project.

Modi’s Visit to Central Asia

July 06, 2015
Modi’s Visit to Central Asia

To reconnect with the Eurasian market, India needs to explore the option of a direct land-link through China, i.e., reviving the traditional Ladakh-Xinjiang axis as the natural gateway to Eurasia.

The Modi factor in Central Asia

June 24, 2015
The Modi factor in Central Asia

Modi’s activism is welcomed in Central Asian countries, though they know that India has already missed the bus and it has a lot of catching up to do.

India and Mongolia: Modi on Ashoka’s Path

May 13, 2015
India and Mongolia: Modi on Ashoka’s Path

Nehru fought for Mongolia’s status at the United Nation. Today, Modi’s India has greater economic strength to nurture the relationship with Mongolia.

Central Asia: Democracy, Instability and Strategic Game in Kyrgyzstan

2014
Central Asia: Democracy, Instability and Strategic Game in Kyrgyzstan

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-752-4
Price: Rs.995/-
Central Asia remains both stable and unpredictable after 20 years of its reemergence. The states here continue to undergo complex nation-building process, which is far from complete. The book is an attempt to provide an overview of political and strategic processes at work in the region by taking the case of Kyrgyzstan – tracing the events erupted since 2005 and more after 2010.
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India and Central Asia: Need for a Pro-active Approach

October 14, 2013
India and Central Asia: Need for a Pro-active Approach

India has traditionally attached great importance to its relations with Central Asia. But, unfortunately, the relationship faces several constraints including the lack of direct access to Central Asia; the unstable situation in Afghanistan and a problematic India-Pakistan relation.

Iran: India's Gateway to Central Asia

November 2012

Most of the discourses on India–Iran relations are either focused on cultural and civilisational links with Iran or its relevance as an energy-rich nation. Its transit potential in providing India with access to Central Asia has not received adequate attention.

Securing Central Asian Frontiers: Institutionalisation of Borders and Inter-state Relations

July 2012

This article develops the message that the artificially introduced administrative borders during the Soviet era, which were subject to the processes of re-delimitation after 1991, whether for reasons of security, administration, mutual distrust or the population's ethnic attachment, have become results and means of political manipulation and pressurisation. This has resulted in further pushing regional states to follow mutually exclusive policies.

The United States in Central Asia: Reassessing a Challenging Partnership

May 2011

This article focuses on the evolving place of the US in the Central Asian arena, analysing how US interests have changed in this region since the 1990s. It studies how strategic relations were transformed around the NATO Partnership for Peace, the growing cooperation in the Caspian Sea, and the building of a regional security architecture surrounding Afghanistan. It also analyses Washington's difficulties in promoting 'civil society' and the limits of the US economic engagement in the region.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Visit to Kazakhstan

April 27, 2011

Dr. Singh’s visit has led to a major thrust on cooperation in the energy sector including hydrocarbons and nuclear energy.

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