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Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?

President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel in October was
different for its content and long-term implications. A careful analysis of his statements and
speeches in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem indicates a new Indian template for its
engagement with the Middle East. While some of his observations were a reiteration of the
traditional Indian positions since the early 20th century, they also signal a more nuanced
approach to the turbulent region.

President Pranab Mukherjee’s recent visit to Israel, Palestine and Jordan might be signaling a shift to a more nuanced approach to India’s relations with the turbulent region.

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