What is it about?

India's relations with the Arab Gulf States have significantly improved over the past decade, an indication of the dwindling impact of the Pakistan factor on India's relations with the Gulf. This paper argues that, in fact Pakistan's unabated support for jihadi-terrorism has in recent years helped Indian gain political mileage among the Gulf States, especially Saudi Arabia an the UAE.

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It is important for understanding the changing dynamics of Pakistan factor in India's foreign policy.


It sheds light on the contemporary dynamic of India's foreign policy toward the Persian Gulf, and how the nature of Pakistan factor has changed over the years.

Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

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This page is a summary of: THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE PAKISTAN FACTOR IN INDIA-GULF RELATIONS: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE, Asian Affairs, September 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/03068374.2018.1521134.
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