India’s Initiatives in Central Asia: Re-energising Ties with the Region
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Central Asian politics is being reshaped in the context of the new geo-strategic environment. The competition and cooperation between major actors are two significant drivers shaping the region, with the old order undergoing transformation. While the global actors have not withdrawn, yet new equations and alignments are being formed. In this new situation, China has emerged as the dominating actor with far reaching consequences for the Eurasian region. The nature and power play between major and regional powers is also undergoing a change. Inter-state and intra-state relations are also being reshaped. The emergence of new leadership in Uzbekistan with its new foreign policy concept is likely to create a new accommodative environment of cooperation among Central Asian states. India, a significant player, having strategic interests in the region, is reshaping its policy approach towards Central Asia for a more meaningful engagement with the region.