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India-Central Asia Virtual Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi hosted the first India-Central Asia Summit in virtual format on 27 January 2022, which was attended by Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic,…

The First Meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be hosting the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit, with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan,…

The Chaotic Collapse of the Afghan Air Force

Hours before Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the Afghan Air Force was melting down. Instead of unleashing air attacks against advancing insurgents, some airmen were fighting each…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries Call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 20 December 2021. The Foreign Ministers of the Central Asian countries…

The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue: Towards Greater Cooperation

Introduction The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue will take place in New Delhi on 18th-19th December, 2021. Foreign Ministers of all the five Central Asian states viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan…

By Ashok Sajjanhar

Second Trilateral Working Group Meeting between India, Iran and Uzbekistan on joint use of Chabahar Port

The second Trilateral Working Group Meeting between India, Iran and Uzbekistan on the joint use of Chabahar Port was held virtually on December 14, 2021. The Meeting was jointly chaired…

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan hold drills near Afghan border

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have held military drills near the former's border with Afghanistan, imitating a response to an incursion, the Uzbek defence ministry said on Wednesday. Central…

Regional Meeting of NSAs, A Timely Initiative

One of the prime reasons for the timely initiative on Afghanistan taken by India’s National Security Advisor (NSA) is the serious effort by both Pakistan and China to deny an…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Unfreeze Afghan assets abroad, neighbour Uzbekistan says

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged other nations on Friday to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets kept in foreign banks to facilitate dialogue with the Taliban government in Kabul. Following the…

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure-source

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and other personnel held in an Uzbek camp for about a month began leaving the country on Sunday, one of the pilots…

Exclusive-‘They’ll kill us’ – Afghan pilots held at Uzbek camp fear deadly homecoming

By Phil Stewart (Reuters) - The U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and others held at a camp in Uzbekistan already feared being sent back to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So it was little comfort…

Uzbekistan completely closes its borders to Afghan refugees

Tashkent [Uzbekistan] August 31 (ANI): As thousands of Afghans have managed to flee from Afghanistan to other countries following the Taliban's takeover, Uzbekistan has "completely closed" its border to Afghan…