India-Kuwait Relationship

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

“Peace Between Countries Must Rest On The Solid Foundations Of Love Between Individuals.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi~

India, once a part of the British colonies has been one of the earliest countries to recognize Kuwaiti independence. Prior to the discovery of oil, Indo-Kuwait trade revolved around dates and pedigreed horses, taken over by pearls and teak-wood a bit later. Kuwait’s exports and choice of Indian Rupee as its legal tender until 1961re-iterates that India has been the natural trading partner of Kuwait ever since.

The book West Asia and the Region: Defining India’s Role says, “There is hardly any region in the world with which India has better, warmer and more cordial relations than the Arab World.”

There are many major things exported from India to Kuwait including food items, cereals, textiles, garments, electrical and engineering equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, ceramic products, cars, trucks, buses, tyres, metal products, iron and steel, etc.

India has consistently been one of the top ten trading partners of Kuwait, with a bilateral trade of approximately 5 billion dollars, and Kuwait is the source of 10-11% of India’s annual crude oil requirements.

History
The discovery of artifacts such as pottery and jewellery from the Kuwaiti island of Failaka point to commercial and cultural interaction between the two countries dating back several millennia.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries began in June 1962 with the appointment of Yacoub Abdulaziz al-Rasheed as the first Kuwaiti Ambassador to India. Kuwait was one of the first countries to extend support to India during the war with China in 1962.
During the 1950s and 1960s Bombay was a hub for many Kuwaiti businesses and the Amir himself maintained a house there on the marine drive.
So please allow me to end this article by saying a quote
“Whether the borders that divide us are picket fences or national boundaries, we are all neighbors in a global community.” ~Jimmy Carter ~






Angelina Ann Jinu, Class: V-D, Carmel School Kuwait



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Angelina Ann Jinu, Class: V-D, Carmel School Kuwait
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