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Watch | India’s Approach to West Asia: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Prospects

Dr Happymon Jacob speaks to retired Indian diplomat and author Talmiz Ahmad about the emerging geopolitical situation in West Asia.

Dr Happymon Jacob speaks to retired Indian diplomat and author Talmiz Ahmad about the emerging geopolitical situation in West Asia, and builds on the analysis of the region presented in the last episode of ‘National Security Conversations’ to suggest the avenues to increase India’s role in the region.

The two speak of Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Region as one integrated security space with deep historical connectivity, and argue for greater Indian involvement in the region. Ahmad also identifies several misnomers and psychological barriers that have so far dampened India’s attitude towards the region and hindered the prospects for cooperation and security in a broader sense.