‘Signal Is Saudis, UAE Could Push Through Formal Indian Participation In The OIC’


The invitation to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to address the OIC Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) plenary meeting of Foreign Ministers as a guest of honour comes 50 years after India was denied entry to the organisation. Former Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad discusses whether it implies a larger change for India, Pakistan’s anti-India resolutions and the possible implication that Saudi Arabia and the UAE will push through changes in the forum’s membership, the historical context and how New Delhi can gain from a changed, vibrant organisation.