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XVI. Indian power projection in the greater Middle East: Tools and objectives

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India’s approach to the Middle East during the Cold War years was weighed down by the partition of the subcontinent and the creation of Pakistan on a religious basis, the dispute with Pakistan over the Muslim majority province of Jammu and Kashmir, and its own large Muslim minority. India’s projection of secularism into the region was meant to prevent Pakistan from organizing an anti-Indian Islamic bloc in the region, and its projection of nonalignment was meant to scuttle the Western attempts to build anti-communist alliances there. However, the transformation in the superpowers relations following the collapse of the Soviet Union, changes in the regional environment in the Greater Middle East (GME) as well as South Asia and changes in India’s domestic sphere created a new strategic and economic context for India to pursue its interests in the GME in the 1990s.

Keywords: Cold War years; Greater Middle East (GME); India; Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan; South Asia; Soviet Union



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