Soviet Role in the Regional Dynamics

  • Hafeez Malik


The strategic environment in Asia from 1960 to 1965 underwent a radical transformation, affecting South Asia in particular. The regional dynamics, reflecting historical antagonisms and territorial claims and mutual fears generated by the lopsided distribution of power between India and Pakistan, spawned substantial changes in the foreign policies of the regional states and more so in the bilateral relations of India and Pakistan. The festering antagonism between India and Pakistan provided the Soviet Union diplomatic opportunities to court India and Afghanistan assiduously, while the strategically-located Pakistan throughout the late 1940s and 1950s refused to maintain even ‘normal friendly’ relations with the USSR.


Prime Minister Foreign Policy Security Council Regional Dynamics Suez Canal 
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© Hafeez Malik 1994

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  • Hafeez Malik
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  1. 1.Villanova UniversityUSA

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