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Arab-Israeli peace deal: why India should play an active role to guard its interests in Persian Gulf

As India maintains its stance on ‘support for the Palestinian cause’, West-Asia policy experts have been urging the country to play a more active role in the Persian-Gulf region following the ‘US-brokered’ Israel-Arab peace deal. While New Delhi’s model response may have won praises, it needs to move quickly to protect its interest in the region.
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From left: Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; US President Donald Trump; and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the signing of the historic pact between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain at the White House on September 15, 2020. Getty Images
From left: Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; US President Donald Trump; and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the signing of the historic pact between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain at the White House on September 15, 2020.
“We are here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” US President Donald Trump said on September 15, 2020, moments before the first Arab-Israeli peace deal was inked in more than two-and-a-half decades. As per the terms of the landmark Abraham Accord, Israel,
conflict, some experts believe the term ‘peace-deal’ itself is a misnomer. For the US and its strategic allies such as India, the most important question now is whether the deal would bring Iran and China closer. If that happens, it would lend the dragon more fuel to further its aggressive plans. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
“We are here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” US President Donald Trump said on September 15, 2020, moments before the first Arab-Israeli peace deal was inked in more than two-and-a-half decades. As per the terms of the landmark Abraham Accord, Israel, conflict, some experts believe the term ‘peace-deal’ itself is a misnomer. For the US and its strategic allies such as India, the most important question now is whether the deal would bring Iran and China closer. If that happens, it would lend the dragon more fuel to further its aggressive plans. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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