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India-Gulf Trajectory Is Positive But Fault Lines Need To Be Factored In

 India-Gulf Trajectory Is Positive But Fault Lines Need To Be Factored In

PM Modi being welcomed by the President of UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Abu Dhabi Airport on June 28.

NEW DELHI: The India-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) FTA may not happen at the same pace with which the agreement with the UAE was negotiated and operationalized. GCC states are currently in “prep mode”, sources told StratNews Global, each of them (except UAE) reviewing what the requirements would be, and the implications, a process that could take some time. India also appears in no hurry, given negotiations underway on the UK FTA with Diwali as the deadline (uncertainty now since Boris Johnson has quit), and similar negotiations with the European Union having already taken off (Canada and Israel are further down the road)....Read More

Surya Gangadharan

Thirty eight years in journalism, widely travelled, history buff with a preference for Old Monk Rum. Current interest/focus spans China, Technology and Trade. Recent reads: Steven Colls Directorate S and Alexander Frater's Chasing the Monsoon. Netflix/Prime video junkie. Loves animal videos on Facebook. Reluctant tweeter.

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