By K.N. Pandita
Minister for External Affairs, M S Krishna is back from a short visit to Dushanbe the capital of the southern Central Asian State of Tajikistan.
Tajikistan holds a significant strategic place in Indian’s view of the world, despite its relatively small size (143,100 square kilometers) and population – 7.6 million. Its immediate borders are with Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, but they also run close to Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan (part of historical Jammu and Kashmir claimed by India) and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province). Continue Reading…