Uzbekistan: India’s Strategic Gateway to Central Asia

Basu, Sweta

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India and Uzbekistan possess a shared history since ancient times, when trade and commerce between the two nations flourished through the Silk Route. Considering the current situation and future probabilities there has been a lot of political, economic, and cultural exchanges between the two countries. This bilateral partnership, expressed through security and connectivity mechanisms, can be seen as crucial for regional stability. The two countries have tried to stabilize their bilateral relations and prevent violent instances of extremism. India also intends to establish a stronger foothold in Central Asia. One can say that Uzbekistan is the perfect ally for India to stabilize relations with Central Asia. Both countries are involved in numerous initiatives that will help them not only to foster transparency and accountability but also to maintain parity with other big powers. This article reviews the reasons why Uzbekistan is significant for India and defends that their relationship will enable India to stabilize her ties with Central Asian Republics at large.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021
Number of Pages: 10
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Indien, Usbekistan, Seidenstraße, Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, Auslandsbeziehungen
Uncontrolled Keywords: Usbekistan, Indien, Zentralasien, Seidenstraße, Handel, bilaterale Beziehungen, regionale Stabilität, Sicherheit, Konnektivität, politischer und kultureller Austausch / Uzbekistan, India, Central Asia, Silk Route, trade, Bilateral ties, regional stability, security, connectivity, political and cultural exchanges
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Central Asia
other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 59