“INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) and Chabahar: An alternative to BRI”

Concept Note

The INSTC is imagined as a 7,200-km multimodal exchange passage, which runs all the way from India to Russia and Europe, connecting the Indian Sea and the Persian Inlet to the Caspian Ocean. The INSTC will utilize ships, trains and street transport to move products on ships from Jawaharlal Nehru and Kandla ports in Western India to Iran’s Bandar Abbas harbor, at that point go by street and rail north through Baku (Azerbaijan) to Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as past into Europe. Many countries have joined the project, which provides a shorter route for trade to Iran, Russia, and countries in Eurasia. This points to set up network with Central Asia and Eurasia, West Asia and Africa, counting sea framework. There is no question that the display Indian government is heightening distrustful almost China’s points in propelling OBOR (new name: BRI). Considering that the equation with china would be difficult to realize due the reasons Russia, Iran, and India founded together the INSTC.

Conference Objective

Taking the above mentioned facts into consideration, Ala-Too International University, Bishkek, and Burana Research Institute, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is going to intending to organize an International Conference on Central Asia with general theme in 2022: “INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) and Chabahar: An alternative to BRI” on 21st October 2022. The conference seeks to invite academics and policy makers from Central Asia, Europe, India, Iran and Russia to discuss the role and explore the challenges and opportunities adhered to INSTC and Chabahar. The conference is expected to address alike and other emerging issues.


The subthemes of the Conference:

  • Role of Central Asia and INSTC
  • Indo-Kyrgyz Relations
  • Indo-Europe Relations and the role of INSTC and Chabahar
  • Emerging connectivity between India and Central Asia
  • India - Iran relations and Chabahar port
  • Bilateral and multilateral interactions on multiple levels