Pranay Kotasthane was quoted in an article in Arab News on 19 August 2019 in an article discussing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE and Bahrain. Pranay was quoted as saying:
Managing and growing partnerships with West Asia had been one of the “rare foreign policy successes” of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Modi’s leadership. The visit to the UAE and Bahrain should be seen as a continuation of this process rather than it being narrowly focused on isolating Pakistan.
We don’t need to be very worried about the international angle on the Kashmir issue. It’s what we do now with Jammu and Kashmir going ahead that matters. We need to manage the security situation while rebooting the economic and political mechanisms going forward.
The full article can be read on Arab News here.