Central Asia

Connectivity boost: India admitted to Ashgabat Agreement

Connectivity boost: India admitted to Ashgabat Agreement

India on Thursday was admitted to the Ashgabat Agreement that envisages transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:05 PM IST
Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

Many of them say they are from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia, but there are also some from European countries, the officials said. They have mostly arrived at the camp south of Mosul since Aug 30.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

Putin warns IS eyeing Central Asia, southern Russia

Putin, during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kazakhastan`s capital Astana, said that they have information that the IS has set up clandestine cells in Central Asia, some regions in southern Russia and SCO countries.

Jun 09, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
India, Pakistan to become full SCO members at Astana summit: China

India, Pakistan to become full SCO members at Astana summit: China

India and Pakistan's admission as full members to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the political and security grouping's summit in Kazakhstan next week, China announced today, while hoping that they would "strictly follow" its charter.

Jun 01, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

Reclusive Uzbekistan puts off plans to expand visa-free entry

Uzbekistan said Monday it was cancelling plans to expand visa-free entry to the country this year, putting off a move seen as opening up the reclusive nation. 

Jan 09, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

India, Kyrgyzstan should work together to secure youth against terrorism, radicalism: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev also reviewed their cooperative engagement in the defence field.

Dec 20, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
Chabahar Port in Iran will boost India's trade links with Tajikistan, central Asia, says PM Modi

Chabahar Port in Iran will boost India's trade links with Tajikistan, central Asia, says PM Modi

The prime minister said India will work on trade and transit linkages with Tajikistan as well as other central Asian nations through the Chabahar Port.

Dec 17, 2016, 18:25 PM IST
Have not stopped Afghan traders to move goods to India through Wagah border: Pakistan

Have not stopped Afghan traders to move goods to India through Wagah border: Pakistan

Pakistan has said it has not stopped Afghan traders to move their goods to India through Wagah border crossing, days after Afghanistan President warned to stop transit facility to Central Asia for Pakistani traders.

Sep 11, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

Uzbek President in intensive care after brain haemorrhage: Daughter

Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his younger daughter wrote on social media on Monday.

Aug 29, 2016, 16:15 PM IST
7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan; tremors felt in Delhi, North India

7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Tajikistan; tremors felt in Delhi, North India

Mild tremors rocked Delhi and NCR region on Monday.

Dec 07, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

China moots bullet train between Xinjiang-Iran

China is scaling up its investments in Iran following Tehran's nuclear deal and lifting of sanctions.

Nov 22, 2015, 17:08 PM IST
John Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

John Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

The Central Asian economy has already taken a hit from falling oil prices and the knock-on effect of international sanctions against their former Soviet master Russia.

Oct 31, 2015, 11:00 AM IST
ISIS may invade Central Asia: Russian intelligence chief

ISIS may invade Central Asia: Russian intelligence chief

FSB director Alexander Bortnikov warned of Taliban or ISIS fighters invading Central Asia.

Oct 28, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Central Asian glaciers thaw fast in threat to hydro power, farms

Mountain glaciers in Central Asia have shrunk four times faster than the world average, threatening river flows vital for agriculture and hydro power from Uzbekistan to western China, scientists said on Monday.

Aug 17, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

India to build a 'strategic uranium reserve'

After a record production this year, India is working on creating a 'strategic uranium reserve' to ensure its atomic power reactors do not face shortage of the crucial nuclear fuel.

Jul 19, 2015, 12:05 PM IST

Iran offers India bigger role in strategic port

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked India to invest in infrastructure projects worth $8 billion, including an expanded role in developing a strategic port that will open up access to Central Asia, Iran`s envoy to New Delhi said on Friday.

Jul 18, 2015, 11:31 AM IST
PM Modi unveils bust of  Rabindranath Tagore in Tajiskistan

PM Modi unveils bust of Rabindranath Tagore in Tajiskistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the bust of Rabindranath Tagore here on Monday.

Jul 13, 2015, 17:42 PM IST
India, Tajikistan to boost anti-terror cooperation; PM Modi winds up Central Asia tour

India, Tajikistan to boost anti-terror cooperation; PM Modi winds up Central Asia tour

India and Tajikistan on Monday agreed to intensify cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism as well as in defence and connectivity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the final stop of his Central Asian tour and asserted that India must reconnect with the region.

Jul 13, 2015, 14:10 PM IST
India, Tajikistan ink agreements in culture, HRD

India, Tajikistan ink agreements in culture, HRD

India and Tajikistan on Monday inked agreements in the field of culture and human resource development after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon here.

Jul 13, 2015, 13:31 PM IST