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FIRST INDIA-KYRGYZSTAN STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

FIRST INDIA-KYRGYZSTAN STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

Context:

The 1st India-Kyrgyzstan Strategic Dialogue between the National Security Council Secretariats was held in New Delhi on 26th Oct 2021.

About the Meeting:

  • The Indian side was led by Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor and the Kyrgyz side was led by Secretary of Security Council of Kyrgyzstan Lieutenant General Marat Imankulov.
  • Both sides have had discussions about the threats and challenges facing both countries and the regional security environment, particularly Afghanistan.
  • Both sides have adopted similar views on these issues and agreed-upon measures to improve bilateral security cooperation between the relevant parties, including in the areas of counter-terrorism, anti-radicalization, drug control and security cooperation.

India-Kyrgyzstan Relations:

  • India shares close ties with Central Asia, especially with countries that were part of the Silk Route, including Kyrgyzstan.
  • In 1992, India formed diplomatic relations with Kyrgyzstan after the independence of Kyrgyzstan on August 31, 1991.

Kyrgyzstan:

  • It is a mountainous country located in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is surrounded by Kazakhstan in the north, Tajikistan in the south, Uzbekistan in the west and China in the east.
  • Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

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