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India's Saudi Policy

Bridge to the Future

  • P. R. Kumaraswamy
  • Md. Muddassir Quamar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 1-9
  3. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 11-32
  4. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 33-52
  5. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 53-81
  6. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 83-107
  7. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 109-128
  8. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 129-148
  9. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 149-167
  10. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 169-193
  11. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 195-214
  12. P. R. Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar
    Pages 215-222
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 223-327

About this book

Introduction

The book traces India’s Saudi Policy and locates the current state of bilateral relations and the challenges it faces. It argues that during the Cold War the relations were largely shaped by the Pakistan factor which in turn inhibited both sides from exploring the importance and value of one another. As a result, the relations were largely transactional and marginal. The end of the Cold War coincided with two interesting developments, namely, significant growth in India’s economic power and influence and the de-hyphenation of Pakistan from its Middle East policy. This resulted in greater political engagements between India and Saudi Arabia and was strengthened by the growing energy trade ties. For long expatiate population and haj have been the backbone of the relations, and they have been new instruments as India looks to enhance its engagements with the Kingdom through investments opportunities, political contacts, shared security concerns and strategic cooperation. India’s Saudi policy, however, face many challenges most importantly the regional instability, the Iran factor, low oil price and the international dynamics. The book will be the first comprehensive work on the India-Saudi relations. Though targeting a wider audience, it will be academically grounded and based on primary sources collected from India and Saudi Arabia. 

Keywords

Indo-Saudi Relations Cold War Years India-Pakistan Bilateral Relations Oil Prices

Authors and affiliations

  • P. R. Kumaraswamy
    • 1
  • Md. Muddassir Quamar
    • 2
  1. 1.School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysesNew DelhiIndia

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