‘India faces six challenges in Central Asia’

NEW DELHI: India faces six challenges in Eurasia, specifically in energy-rich Central Asia, as it seeks to build a broad-based political, economic and developmental partnership with the region “that is not a foray for resources”, a top diplomat said Monday.

“We seek to develop a political, economic and developmental partnership that is not a foray for resources. We face six challenges in this effort,” Ajay Bisaria, joint secretary (Eurasia) in the ministry of external affairs, said.

“There is the challenge of dealing with a multilateral world. Through the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Agreement), India is tied to Central Asia. India is on the cusp of becoming a member of the SCO. Once that happens, the engagement will strengthen,” Bisaria said while speaking at a session on “Overview of Developments in Eurasia” on the opening day of a two-day international seminar on “Energy, Transportation and Economic Links in Eurasia: Emerging Partnerships”.

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