CENTRE FOR AIR POWER STUDIES
15 September 2023
Contribution of India towards Strengthening the Surface Logistics Connectivity Infrastructure diplomacy tends to foster transparency, wide-scale participation of all the stakeholders, addressing local priorities and peculiarities, and evaluation and utilisation of the fiscal sustainability considerations besides promoting reverence for mutual sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nations in. [...] Such a mega connectivity venture of India is expected to actively support the Indian alliance with the Central Asian republics even more effectively, as stated above, for the reasons of eliciting participation of all the stakeholders duly addressing local priorities and peculiarities besides promoting mutual sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the nationalities involved in the said initia. [...] As a consequence of the visit of the President of India to Tajikistan in 2018, the construction of the Dushanbe-Chortut highway project was zealously undertaken by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) of India. [...] In addition, this connectivity is expected to lead also to the promotion of tourism in Central Asia.10 Way Forward to Enhanced India’s Focus on CAR The Central Asian ambitions of India appear to be largely aimed at boldly marking the Indian strategic footprint in the CAR. [...] While India is one of the four major players in the region in addition to the USA, Russia and China, the establishment and sustenance of a strong posture in the region amidst these powerful contenders becomes inevitable for India.