Issue Brief on “Modi’s Trip to UAE: Implications on Pakistan”

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 13-14, 2024, on an official visit.[1] This was his seventh visit to the UAE since taking office in 2014. The latest visit ahead of the Lok Sabah elections in India appears to be aimed at galvanising the support of approximately 3.5 million Indian diaspora in the UAE through the inauguration of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, which is the largest in the region. The visit’s agenda was to directly engage, support and energize the BJP’s vote bank from the region by further deepening and showcasing the strategic economic cooperation between New Delhi and Abu Dhabi.

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