India and the Gulf Arab States

David Brewster, Kadira Pethiyagoda

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    Abstract

    In many ways, the Gulf represents a natural economic, political and strategic hinterland for India. But despite India’s size, geographic proximity and civilisational relationships, for many years it was not an active player in the region. This is changing. Economic relationships between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and India are now close and growing in intensity, and India is also increasingly taking a strategic interest in the Gulf. This is driven by concerns about the changing balance of power and India’s growing confidence in its potential role as a regional security provider. GCC states too are increasingly seeing value in developing closer relations with India that go well beyond the economic sphere.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExternal Powers and the Gulf Monarchies
    Editors Jonathan Fulton and Li-Chen Sim
    Place of PublicationOxon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Edition1st edition
    ISBN (Print)9781351615938
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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