Dilip Kumar Maurya
Senior Research Fellow
Dept. of Defence & Strategic Studies
University of Allahabad
With the end of the cold war and the disintegration of the Soviet Union has brought major changes in India’s security policy. The demise of Soviet Union has resulted in the emergence of time new independent state, known as Central Asian States. The countries are poor but rich in mineral resources. The world is attracted towards this region how to exploit the region for their own benefits. The author has examined this issue in the light of Indian compulsions and challenges that it could have to have from the major powers and the growing the instability in the region.
Key Words: geo-strategic, geo-economic, democratization, ONGC, Indo-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation, radical islamisation, operational airlift, TAPI pipeline.