Why is West Asia So Important to India’s Strategic Interests?

2024 • 3min • National


Nearly 30 % of India's oil imports come from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Out of India's 1.34 crore Non-Resident Indians, more than 66 per cent are in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. One fifth of India’s bilateral trade happens with GCC countries.