Prospects for EU-India Cooperation in Central Asia

Both the EU and India are viewed very favorably in Central Asia. As the region is now stabilizing, integrating and slowly opening to the outside world, it provides tremendous opportunities for the EU and India to increase their engagement further, both individually and possibly also jointly. This paper highlights the respective European and Indian strategies towards Central Asia and explores possible recommendations for convergences…


Professor Gulshan Sachdeva, Jean Monnet Chair & Director, Europe Area Studies Programme, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate Director & Head, GPI Europe Programme, Global Policy Institute (GPI), London.

This paper was written in the framework of Phase 2 of the EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative 2018-2020 – a public diplomacy project aimed at connecting research institutions in Europe and India funded by the EU. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.


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