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Keywords:

  • world resource;
  • geopolitics;
  • superpower

Following the Cold War, the resource-rich Central Asian Region, located adjacent to several Asian nuclear powers, became geopolitically and economically crucial for the US. The September 11 massacre furthered its militarisation strategy in Asia when it started considering India as a formidable ally in the region. It was in complete sync with India's twenty-first century aspirations of becoming an Asian superpower.