In recent years Govt of India has made a remarkable job to strengthen economic ties with the energy-rich nations which are top sources of country's fuel imports.
On Monday, the top govt officials managed to defuse anger in various countries and opposition over comments on Prophet Muhammad by two BJP leaders.
The comments were made by Nupur Sharma during a TV debate last week. BJP media chief Naveen Jindal posted a tweet about the Prophet, which he later deleted. The BJP suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Jindal, over the controversial comments.
In an official statement on Sunday, the BJP said it is "strongly against any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or religion" and "does not promote such people or philosophy."
The offensive tweets and comments "did not, in any way, reflect the views of the government. These are the views of fringe elements," said the foreign ministry in a statement.
The UAE condemned statements by the BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, expressing its denunciation and rejection of insults of the Prophet Muhammad
According to experts, India's trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, stood around $90 billion in 2020-21 and Millions of Indians live and work in GCC countries.