Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet leaders from Central Asia on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet leaders from Central Asia on Thursday. Photo: AFP

India takes on China and Russia in a Great Game for Central Asia

  • PM Narendra Modi to hold summit with leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday – days after they met China’s Xi Jinping
  • India sees a chance to burnish its great power credentials, experts say, but it has far to go to catch imperial past master Moscow and big-spending Beijing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet leaders from Central Asia on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet leaders from Central Asia on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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