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La Excellence IAS Academy | February 14, 2024 | International Relations

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: India’s relations with other nations

Issue: India-Qatar

  • Context: the release of the eight former Indian naval personnel from Qatar.
  • Significance: it highlights the importance of quiet diplomacy at a time of brinkmanship and geopolitical conflict.

India – Qatar Relations:

  • For Qatar:
    • ties with India are historic and dependable.
    • consistent even when Qatar was boycotted by its Gulf neighbours
  • for India:
    • Qatar supplies India with a third of its natural gas import needs.
    • More than 8,00,000 Indians provide important services to Qatar.
    • bring in critical remittance earnings for India.

Source: The Hindu

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