Book Details

Author(s): Jyotsna Bakshi
ISBN: 9788182747289
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: 120
Price: Rs. 595 Rs. 595
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India and Tajikistan are bound together by intimate bonds of history, culture and geographical proximity. Of all the Central Asian states, the Republic of Tajikistan is geographically closest to the Indian Subcontinent. Only a narrow strip of Afghanistan`s Wakhan corridor (western part of Wakhan is just 13 to 25-km wide) separates Tajikistan from the Indian Subcontinent. Uncertainly looming large on the future course of developments in Afghanistan post-2014 withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from there and the growth of the religious extremist and militant forces in neighbouring Pakistan may have critical implications for the security of both India and Tajikistan. India and Tajikistan share common security concerns. They have common stakes in the regional stability and a moderate, plural and secular socio-political order.  

ABOUT Author


Jyotsna Bakshi has lived and worked in Central Asia as India Chair Professor in the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent from 2006 to 2009 and a Associate Professor in the Centre for Indian Studies at Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan from 2002 to 2005. She has extensively travelled in the entire region. She was a Research Fellow in the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi specializing on Russia and Central Asia. She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Russian language from the Department of Foreign Languages, Moscow, Academy of Science, USSR. She has published several books and scores of research papers and articles on the subject. Her published work includes authored books Russia and India from Ideology to Geopolitics and Russia-China Relations, Relevance for India and edited volumes on India-Central Asia relations.

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