The UAE-Israel peace deal presents huge opportunities for India

With the signing of the Abraham Accord, India, the UAE and Israel will discover that they have more common cause than they had envisioned in the pre-Covid era – and that the historic agreement has opened up enormous commercial opportunities for the shared prosperity of West Asia.

“When two strategic friends come closer, it opens up lots of opportunities.”

That’s exactly how Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar described the outcome of the historic Abraham Accord – which normalises relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

“India has consistently supported peace, stability and development in West Asia, which is its extended neighbourhood. In that context, we welcome the full normalization of ties between UAE and Israel,” Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava told journalists on August 14.