Just know what are the dimensions of our relations with West Asian countries. The one is here- terrorism.
Note4students: This is very important for prelims as well as mains- energy security.
About strategic reserves:
Note4students: Strategic partnership is important here. Know what is strategic partnership in b2b.
Importance of chief guest at Republic Day:
Strengthening ties with UAE:
Trade and investment:
Gulf Cooperation Council:
Indian Naval exercises:
India is well positioned to emerge as a credible security and economic partner of the UAE and the larger Gulf region at a time when the West is looking inwards and China’s rise is getting hobbled by its aggressive rhetoric on territorial issues. India-UAE ties are an exemplar for the changing Indian approach towards the wider region.
Keep track of developments in this area because a question in Mains on the issue is quite probable.
Note4students: The issues mentioned above are worth following as they develop.
India’s engagement with the Middle East:
Dismantlement of economic links:
Amidst the shifting external and internal balance of power in the Middle East, the region is eager to see India return to its traditional role as a major economic and security partner. Make note of future developments between India- Middle East relationship for a Mains answer.
Note4students: This is an important piece of news for mains.
Locate UAE on a map and see the countries around it and also the water bodies.
This news is important for mains as it demonstrates how India and Israel are moving closer. You don’t need to remember all the votes at the UN, just remembering 1 or 2 will help in improving mains answers.
Pranab Mukherjee and Sushma Swaraj visits reflect today’s tighter India-Israel bond.
Swaraj’s Israel visit took place against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean’s growing significance for bilateral security.
Persisting with its traditional political timidity in the region will cost India dearly.
Now,India faces the challenge of shaping and pursuing a diplomatic initiative to promote dialogue and enhance confidence between the various estranged powers in West Asia so that the regions’ resources can be used for national development and to combat jihad.