India and its five secular Islamic “extended neighbors”


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India and its five secular Islamic “extended neighbors”

The invitation extended to the heads of state of the five Central Asian republics – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – as the main guests of India’s Republic Day parade generated many memories of celebration of a common history. Unfortunately, the leaders will not be traveling to New Delhi due to Covid. Curiously, however, the focus so far has been on the so-called “Silk Road” trade relations and ties during the Cold War, while most diplomatically have avoided references to ties originating in the dynasty. Mughal.


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