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Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to KashmirGulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India’s government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the internet. This muted response is underpinned by more than $ 100 billion in annual trade with India that makes it one of the Arabian Peninsula’s most prized economic partners. Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia urged restraint and expressed concern over the brewing crisis.



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