Saudi Arabia wants to match Iran’s purported influence over India

Takshashila Fellow Rohan Joshi is quoted in the Indian Express on how the latest set of Wikileaks documents show that Saudi Arabia was concerned over Iran’s influence on India and wanted to match the same.

Rohan Joshi, US-based Fellow of The Takshashila Institution, who studied these Arabic-language documents, says, “While the English-language documents that appeared on WikiLeaks tended to be mundane diplomatic exchanges between the Indian Embassy in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia’s MOFA, the Arabic-language documents (many authored by Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in New Delhi) appear to underscore Saudi Arabia’s deep concern over Iran’s increased economic and cultural engagement with India and India’s Shia community.”

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