Arabs in India

A small but recognizable people with Arab origins have over time settled in the India.Many who arrived in Gujarat were later recruited to the army. Most Gujarati Arabs were traders, and business men who sold or traded silk, diamonds and other valuables resulting in wealthy business men. The city of Surat and villages within the city are notorious for Arab settlements. Variav and Randev are the few villages that Arabs started their lives in. In Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Iraqis arrived in 15th and 16th century from Sindh, Pakistan. These people claim ancestry from Arab tribe of Bani Tamim.In Hyderabad, Chaush are Arab community of Hadhrami descent whose ancestors were recruited as soldier by Nizam of Hyderabad. In Kerala, Syed Thangals of Hadhrami descent settled around 17th century as missionaries to propagate Islam. There are also Shia Sayyids in Northern region of country who claim descent from Wasit, Iraq like Zaidis. Sunni Sayyid of the country also claim Arab descent from Sufi missionaries but it is hard to say that every Sufi really belonged to Arab. Most of the Sufis migrated from Persia. Sunni Sayyid also include converts from higher Hindu castes like Brahmin and Kshatriya. Sunni Sheikhs also claim Arab descent from Sufis or migrants but it remains hoax. They don't know their tribe but trace lineage from Umar, Abu Bakr and Uthman, the Rashidun Caliphate. Many of present Sheikhs converted from Hindu castes such as Kayasth and Rajput.

Latest News for: Defense arab


Iraqis rise up against 16 years of ‘made in the USA’ corruption

Alternet 05 Dec 2019
Human rights groups have described the crisis in Iraq as a “bloodbath,” Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi has announced he will resign, and Sweden has opened an investigation against Iraqi Defense Minister Najah Al-Shammari, who is a Swedish citizen, for crimes against humanity ... Major General (Ret’d.) Najah Al-Shammari – Defense Minister (Sweden)....

Anat Peled ’20 named Rhodes Scholar, hopes to foster unity through language

Stanford Daily 04 Dec 2019
Before studying at Stanford, Peled served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as an Arabic analyst where “the military’s instruction of Arabic was intended to limit our usage of the language to a defensive tool to protect the country.”  ... As a polyglot, Peled speaks Arabic, Hebrew, English and Russian, and is able to read French. ....

Bennett signs executive order placing economic sanctions on terrorists

The Jerusalem Post 03 Dec 2019
 Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has signed the first executive order placing ... According to the Defense Ministry, Jamil heads the Arab Human Rights Organization in the United Kingdom, which is a branch of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization in the United Kingdom....

Pakistan and UAE agree to explore defense cooperation

Arab News 01 Dec 2019
Islamabad and the UAE have agreed to explore new avenues for the indigenization of the defense industries in both countries, Zobaida Jalal, Pakistan’s federal minister for defense production told Arab News on Friday ... In response to a question by Arab News, the Pakistan Air Force’s ......

Anti-Zionists at the gates

The Jerusalem Post 30 Nov 2019
In an effort to bring a Zionist speaker to campus, I organized an event with Yoseph Haddad, an Israeli-Arab Christian who volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Following his service, he founded the NGO Together - Vouch For Each Other which works to connect the Israeli-Arab sector to larger Israeli society....

Saudis would like to see Iraq ‘hostile’ to Iran: Analyst

Press TV 30 Nov 2019
Sistani also condemned attacks against peaceful protesters. Iraqi prime minister announces intention to resign following Sistani call ... Iraq ... Earlier this month, Iraqi Defense Minister, Najah al-Shammari, told France 24’s Arabic-language channel that a “third party” was behind shooting at the demonstrators. ....

With Turkey distracted, Syrian regime and Russia pressure Idlib

The Jerusalem Post 29 Nov 2019
The White Helmets Civil Defense Twitter account claimed on November 26 that a “humanitarian disaster threatens the lives of millions of civilians in northern Syria.” In the war of words in northern Syria, the Syrian regime sees the White Helmets as ......

Ayatollah Sistani warns of enemy plot seeking to create civil strife, bring back 'era of dictatorship'

Press TV 29 Nov 2019
A few months ago, the Lebanese Arabic-language daily newspaper al-Akhbar reported that Iraqi security sources ... Earlier this month, Iraqi Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari told France 24’s Arabic-language channel that a “third party” was behind shootings targeting demonstrators....

Jordan army simulates battle with Israel in military exercise

Press TV 29 Nov 2019
The Jordanian army has held a “defensive” military exercise, attended by the country’s King Abdullah II, to simulate a possible battle with Israel. The drills simulated a defensive maneuver in which the Arab country is “invaded” by the Israeli military, according to Jordanian news sources ... However, many Jordanians strongly oppose ties with Tel Aviv ... ....

Exploding the Myth of Occupation

Yated Ne'eman 27 Nov 2019
When Israel went into battle in June 1967 in a defensive war, its aim was to neutralize the Arab military threat to its existence ... These eight nations agreed to the three principles that were to guide the hard-line stance of most of the Arab world for the next few decades ... How did the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict become all about settlements?....

Overnight Defense: Senators challenge Trump on military pardons | State Department to investigate if US ...

The Hill 27 Nov 2019
Happy Tuesday and welcome to Overnight Defense ... Taylor notes that "the allegations appear to be limited to Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles" and that both the State and Defense departments in September looked into MRAP inventories in the United Arab Emirates to establish vehicle accountability....

Securing the Jordan Valley

The Jerusalem Post 27 Nov 2019
Of course, when considering the strategic importance of the Jordan Valley, one can understand why Israel would hesitate to give it up ... above sea level, making it a useful asset for defense. Historically, Israel has depended on the valley as a defensive buffer against potential invasions from Arab armies coming from the east, such as Jordan and Iraq ... ....

State Department looking into reports US weapons ended up in wrong hands in Yemen

The Hill 26 Nov 2019
Taylor notes that “the allegations appear to be limited to Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles” and that both the State and Defense departments in September looked into MRAP inventories in the United Arab Emirates to establish vehicle accountability....

Most Viewed