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Both states agreed to coordinate efforts to counter radicalization and condemned efforts by states and organizations to misuse religion in promoting violence.It stated its commitment towards cracking down terror networks, financing sources, and their movement.In 2016-2017, UAE has been the fifth largest supplier of crude oil and hosts 2.6 million Indian immigrants.Expanding Areas of Strategic Cooperation India has repeatedly emphasized the geopolitical prominence of the region and its importance in terms of economy, trade, labor, diplomacy, culture, and security.After Narendra Modi’s ascent to power on , he has been credited for re-inventing India’s ‘Look West policy’.While his initial interaction with the region was slow and the foreign policy was tailored to enhance rapprochement with its immediate neighbours and the US, Prime Minister Modi’s maiden visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 16-17 August 2015 opened the scope of strategic partnership with the Persian Gulf region in general and UAE in particular.
Before Modi’s visit in 2015, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj set the ground by visiting UAE on 10-12 November 2014 along with other Gulf States.
They agreed to control, regulate and share information on flows of funds by individuals and organizations aimed at radicalizing and developing terrorists infrastructure.
It made specific commitment to establish Strategic Security Dialogue between both states which was held on 20 January 2017; conducting regular exercises and training of naval, air, land and Special Forces and welcomed the Gulf state to participate in International Fleet Review held in February 2016 in Vishakhapatnam, India.
India’s relationship trajectory with the Gulf state is historically dominated by energy and trade.
However, in the present decade, the relationship has undergone a significant shift as the focus has been shifted to newer areas of cooperation.
It facilitated cooperation in joint training exercises and participation in defense exhibitions.