Drifting Apart

  • P. R. Kumaraswamy
  • Md. Muddassir Quamar


During the Cold War global dynamics, India and Saudi Arabia drifted apart despite the initial rendezvous when Nehru and Saud exchanged visits in 1955–56. Gradually, Saudi Arabia became closer to the US while India adopted Non-Alignment and progressively a pro-Soviet policy, resulting in little interest convergence between India and Saudi Arabia during much of the Cold War era.


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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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