Coordinator of the Subgroup: Dr. Bhaskar Balakrishnan
- 1. Shri. Jayadeva Ranade
- 2. Dr. Srinath Raghavan
The Sub-Group focuses on India's extended, strategic Western neighbourhood, including Afghanistan, Iran, the Gulf and other West Asian countries. India's security and development are increasingly reliant on a stable and peaceful Western neighbourhood. This Sub-Group aims to:
- Formulate a strategic, regional framework within which India's bilateral relations with these countries must be pursued.
- Examine the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for India in this region.
- Focus on India's ties with the region in a wider perspective including such issues as energy, economics and overseas Indian communities.