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Islamic Dimension

  • P. R. Kumaraswamy
  • Md. Muddassir Quamar
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Abstract

Islam has been an essential factor in shaping the national character of both India and Saudi Arabia. This was an asset for both the countries to develop robust relations but India did not exploit the Islamic factor and turned it into a burden. Centuries of Haj pilgrimage and people-to-people contacts could have created new avenues for Indian diplomatic manoeuvres, but they remained confined to a defensive attitude vis-à-vis Pakistan.

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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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