The relationship between India and independent Azerbaijan has now endured well over a decade. The silk route connection between India and Azerbaijan is very significant since early times, when Indian merchants used to pass through Azerbaijan while travelling towards Europe. Due to Azerbaijan's central location in the Silk Route, Azerbaijan emerged as the largest trade centre on the long stretch of the Silk Route. In this book, mutual interest, challenges and opportunities for diversifying cooperation in various sectors have been discussed. This book reflects the changing dynamics of the situation in both the countries and their mutual needs and requirements to improve the bilateral relationship.
Nivedita Das Kundu is an assistant director at the Indian Council for Social Science Research, a former professor at the University of Hannover and at the University of Helsinki, the author of "Russia and Its Near Abroad: Strategic Dynamics and Implications," and the editor of "India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Prospects" and "Russia-India-China: Evolution of Geopolitical Strategic Trends."