1 Tajikistan from East to West stretches for 700 kilometers and North to South it is 350 kilometers with an area of 1,43,000 square kilometers. It has borders with China which stretches for 414 kilometers, Afghanistan 1206 kilometers, Uzbekistan 1161 kilometers and Kyrgyzstan 870 kilometers.
2 http://www.mapsofworld.com/country-profile/tajikistan-information-geography-history.html Tajikistan hosted SCO summit in Dushanbe on 28thAugust 2008 http://www.cac-biodiversity.org/tjk/tjk_geography.htm Roy J.N., Bihari Braja eds. India-Central Asia: Classical to Contemporary Period, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Astha Bharti, Delhi, 2004, pp249. 3 4 5
6 Report Indian Embassy in Tajikistan , Dushanbe, 2006. “Historic Visit of Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, President of India to Tajikistan”, Aina-I-Hind, September 2009, Indian Embassy, Dushanbe 7
8 India-Tajikistan Joint Commission Report, December 2008 Radyuhin Vladimir, “Tajikistan for Deepening Ties with India”, The Hindu, 9 May, 2004. Ibid “Pratibha Patil’s Visit to Dushanbe”, The Hindu, 24th September 2009. 12Report of Indian Embassy, Dushanbe ,Tajikistan, 2005-06. 13Tajikistan Military Guide 2007-2008 14Report of Embassy of Tajikistan in India, 2007-2008, New Delhi, India 15Report of Department of Trade and Commerce, New Delhi, 2007-2008. 16 Ibid 17Blank Stephen, “India Joins the Great Game: Indian Strategy in Central Asia”, in India and Central Asia, Banerjee Indranil (ed), Brunel Academic Publishers Ltd. Middlesex, UK, 2004,pp. 261-301. 9 10 11
18Santhanam & Diwedi, eds. India-Tajikistan Relations: Perspectives and Prospects, Anamaya Publisher, New Delhi, 2007,pp.22-23. 19Ibid