Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Tajikistan

India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China

The decision to invite the heads of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan has been long in coming. Better late than never.

Jaishankar voices concern over Afghan situation, lauds Tajikistan’s help in evacuating Indians

External Affairs Minister's comments came during a meeting with Tajikistan foreign minister Saturday, who is in India to attend 3rd meeting of India-Central Asia Dialogue.

Gissar Military Aerodrome — India’s first overseas base that came to the rescue in Afghan crisis

The GMA or the Ayni airbase is just west of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. It has been administered by India along with Tajikistan for nearly two decades.

Rajnath Singh meets Belarusian counterpart Khrenin in Dushanbe, holds bilateral talks

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also expected to meet his Tajikistan counterpart Col Gen Sherali Mirzo, on the sidelines of the SCO Defence Ministers' meeting in Dushanbe.

Rajnath Singh to leave for 3-day visit to Dushanbe today, will attend SCO meet

Singh is expected to discuss bilateral, other issues of mutual interest with Tajik counterpart Col Gen Sherali Mirzo along with attending the meeting of SCO Defence Ministers.

Ensuring durable peace in Afghanistan requires harmonising interests of all, says Jaishankar

While addressing the 9th Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference, the External Affairs Minister emphasised on the need for 'double peace', peace within Afghanistan and peace around it.

China has built second foreign military base near key Afghan corridor — just north of PoK

The Chinese base is located in Tajikistan, 12 km from the strategic Wakhan Corridor, which lies just north of Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

India renews interest in running its first foreign military base in Tajikistan

A military base in Ayni could give New Delhi a significant strategic edge over Islamabad as it would effectively put India behind Pakistani lines.

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