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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