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Title:
INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS: PAST AND PRESENT

Authors:
NIDHI SARAN, SHAHID AHMED

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1NIDHI SARAN, 2SHAHID AHMED
1. Research Fellow, Indian Council of Social science Research, New Delhi, & Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi- 110025, India
2. Professor, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, India

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SARAN, NIDHI, and SHAHID AHMED. "INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS: PAST AND PRESENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3240-3264, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=245. Accessed May 2019.
APA
SARAN, N., & AHMED, S. (2019, May). INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS: PAST AND PRESENT. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3240-3264. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=245
Chicago
SARAN, NIDHI, and SHAHID AHMED. "INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS: PAST AND PRESENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3240-3264. Accessed May, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=245.

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Abstract:
Geographically, the Central Asian region is centred on a pocket of relatively flat land bordered by mountain ranges on east and south; and the Caspian Sea on the west. The borders of the region are loosely defined. In this paper, the focus would be on the five former Soviet and now independent states of Kazakhastan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and the term "Central Asia" will be attributed to these states.
Owing to its geographical proximity with Central Asia. India, in the pre partition era had vast cross-regional linkages with this region in terms of trade, culture, etc. These linkages broke during the British occupation of India and revived with Indian independence and the formation of USSR. Later ,with the collapse of USSR and the formation of the Central Asian states, relationship between India and Central Asia took a backseat till recently when India realized that security, stability and prosperity of Central Asia is imperative for peace and economic development of India and is now making efforts to revive ties with the region.