Indian Geoeconomic Ambitions In Central Asia
- Soft power,
- strategic interest,
- hard power
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The main argument of this paper is to articulate as to how security and commercial interest of Indiashape its relationship with the countries of Central Asian region after 9/11. Security interest figures most prominently in India‟s Central Asian policy. Besides, India also possesses significant commercial interest inCentral Asian energy reserves. With the rapid growth of Indian economy, its reliance on energy from abroad has surged. The paper also attempts to explicate Indian strategies to gain foothold in Central Asia.