In the past, India was the largest source of revenue in Gulf countries in the form of pilgrimage. When oil was discovered, they turned the table. Millions of Indians migrated to GCC countries, and they earn their livelihood there.
But, on some occasions, I saw that Gulf countries value their relations with India overwhelmingly. They are even protective of India when it comes to India-Pakistan conflicts.
- Setback for Pakistan as Saudi Arabia rejects demand for OIC meet on Kashmir
- UAE stands firm on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation invite to India
My question is, what is their interest? Is India their oil customer? Or, is it something else?