​India's Ambitions and Challenges in Central Asia

India's ambitions in Central Asia focus on energy security, economic ties, and regional stability. Through the "Connect Central Asia" policy and multilateral engagement, India aims to enhance trade, infrastructure, and cultural connections while addressing challenges like connectivity and competition with China.

India and Central Asia: Some Key Aspects

  • Energy Security and Economic Leverage: India aims to tap into Central Asia's energy resources, such as the TAPI pipeline, to diversify its energy supply and reduce dependence on West Asia.
  • Strengthening Economic Ties: Expanding trade and investment in sectors like infrastructure, technology, and agriculture, with bilateral trade reaching approximately $2 billion in 2022.
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