India-UAE Ties: Moving Beyond Oil

India-UAE Ties: Moving Beyond Oil

India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations on January 26 will feature His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, UAE as the chief guest. The visit of the Crown Prince, also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will give a much needed boost to the cordial and stable relationship shared by India-UAE.

The India-UAE political relationship got a fresh start in August 2015, when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Abu Dhabi, becoming the first Indian PM to do so in 34 years. The renewed friendship comes against the backdrop of Modi’s aggressive courting of foreign investments and Abu Dhabi’s new oil diplomacy, underlining economic diversification. In the fast changing global economic and political landscape, strategic bilateral cooperation is the answer to growth and security. Read More…

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