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All eyes on the India-Central Asian Dialogue on Jan 27

  • In a major development, India will host the first India-Central Asian dilaogue

  • This comes as a significant move in the geopolitical structure given the predominance of Central Asian Republics amid the Takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban

  • The summit is seen as a move by India reminding other parties that it is very much part of the game and peace process in Afghanistan, as China and Pakistan attempt to seclude India

  • MEA has said, the summit is a reflection of the country’s growing engagement with the Central Asian countries, which are a part of India’s “extended neighbourhood”.

  • Owing to the coronavirus pandemic the summit will be conducted virtually. Kazakhstan’s Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Uzbekistan’s Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and Sadyr Japarov of Kyrgyz Republic.

  • In November India's NSA Ajit Doval had hosted a national security adviser level summit in Delhi which also saw participation by Central Asian Countries

  • The NSA summit was skipped by Pakistan and China, as the former hosted lateral troika plus talks

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