India's Overseas Military Base

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  1. jaganpjames

    jaganpjames Regular Member

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    Can someone update about our military base in Ayni in Tajikistan. Is it operational ? Nothing has been heard about this after 2008.


    An Indian military presence in Central Asia has significant strategic implications:
    * India sees the Central Asian region as crucial to its growing energy needs
    * It is close to Afghanistan, where India's strategic interests lie in preventing the return of the Taliban to power
    * Pakistan is only about 35 km away. Afghanistan's Wakkan Corridor separates Tajikistan from Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province. India can keep a close watch on the volatile Pak-Afghan border
    * In case of situations like the hijacking of Indian Airlines IC-814 to Kandahar in December 1999, special forces can be moved in quickly when national interests are threatened
    * In the wake of their deteriorating relations with the US, Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries are favourably disposed towards India.
     
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    Farkhor Airbase is different from Ayni ... but there is no concrete news saying they are operational bases with our military assets there.
     

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