1st Edition

India’s Economic Corridor Initiatives INSTC and Chabahar Port

Edited By Kashif Hasan Khan Copyright 2024
    206 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    India’s Economic Corridor Initiatives highlights key aspects of current discourses on India’s initiative of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and Chabahar, and their geo-economic significance.


    INSTC was founded by India, Russia, and Iran, and the Chabahar port in Iran provides a major prospective conduit for India's interchange and commerce with West Central Asia while maintaining a strategic distance from Pakistan's entry route. This book analyses the drastic changes in the equation of international relations in general, and more particularly between India and Eurasian countries. Contributors from Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Armenia and Europe provide a wide spectrum of opinion and analysis on the subject. The chapters claim that these corridors provide an alternative to the BRI and can play a pivotal role in de-escalating tensions through negotiations.


    A new addition to the debate on contemporary dynamics in Eurasia and India, this book will be of interest to researchers studying economic corridors, transnational and trans-regional economic relationships, security studies, regional and area studies, international relations and Indo-Iran-Russia relations.

    Preface of the book Part I: India’s Initiatives of Economic Corridors Chapter 1. India’s Initiative of Economic Corridors ‘INSTC and Chabahar Port’: An Introduction, Kashif Hasan Khan & Halil Koch; Chapter 2. Economic Corridors in India's Security Policy: An Appraisal, Agnieszka Kuszewska-Bohnert; Chapter 3. INSCT and Chabahar: Economic and Strategic Aspects of India’s Connectivity Efforts in Eurasia, Raj Kumar Sharma Part II:  Iran, Russia and INSTC Chapter 4. Chabahar Port: Between Geopolitics and Business, Kupriyanov A.V., Makarevich G.G.; Chapter 5. Iran's Geopolitical Capacities in the Connection and Synergy of the INSTC and BRI Corridors, Ali Omidi; Chapter 6. Iran's Position in the International North-South Transport Corridor in Light of the 2022 Russia-Ukraine War, Mohammad Ali Basiri & Fahimeh Khansari Fard Part III: Central Asia, South Caucasus and the Global Perspectives Chapter 7. Linking the World: Exploring the Potential Impacts of Chabahar Port on Iran, India, and Central Asia, Marin Mae Ekstrom & Soroush Aliasgary; Chapter 8. The Importance of Multivector Energy Strategy for Kazakhstan, Halim Nezihoglu & Darkhan Orynbassarov; Chapter 9. India’s “Connect Central Asia Policy” Within the Context of International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), Büşra Yengeç Ersin; Chapter 10. Will INSTC Help Realize India's Trade Potential? An appraisal of India and Caspian Countries Trade Dynamics, Shujaat Naeem Azmi & Kashif Hasan Khan; Chapter 11. India's Rise in the Global South and INSTC: Insights from the ‘South-South Cooperation 3.0’ model, Shatlyk Amanov; Index


    Kashif Hasan Khan is an Associate Professor and Director of the Silk Road Research Centre at Ala-Too International University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he teaches in the Economics Department. Previously, Kashif worked in Konya, Turkey, as an Assistant professor, an International Business Consultant in the Philippines, and a consultant economist with the Asian Development Bank. His latest works on Central Asia include Europe-Central Asia Relations New Connectivity Frameworks (2023), and Emerging Central Asia: Managing Great Powers Relations (2021).