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3 Sep, 2011

Revival of the Eurasian Corridor | DAWN.COM

The modern day Eurasian Corridor is said to be the area covering Central Asia and the former CIS states ultimately connecting Eastern Europe and South Asia. With the British being a major exception, conquerors of the Indian Sub-Continent, from the Aryans and Alexander the Great to Mahmood Ghaznavi and the Mughals, had used this route to make their journey.

Post the independence of the British-Raj, and new world dynamics, where most land-locked Central Asian States came under the ambit of the USSR till 1945 and became independent just after its fall in the early 90’s, the focus had largely been pointed Westwards in terms of diplomatic relations and trade due to which this region had been seen only through the myopic view of possibly exploiting its resources.

via Revival of the Eurasian Corridor | Blog | DAWN.COM.