- August 17, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – IR
Context – The rise of Taliban has put Tajikistan in a spot
- Tajikistan lies on Afghanistan’s north-eastern border, adjacent to the Afghan provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz and Balkh.
- The 1200-km border is also home to the junction between the Hindu Kush and Karakoram Mountains, and is characterised by its rocky, inhospitable terrain.
- Today, Tajikistan, a small landlocked Central Asian nation, has a predominantly Muslim population and is largely considered to be undemocratic, volatile, and economically unstable.