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.

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The Jerusalem Post 24 Jun 2022
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Press TV 23 Jun 2022
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Anadolu Agency 23 Jun 2022
Moscow will persistently continue its efforts on restoration of the Iran nuclear deal, Russia's foreign minister said on Thursday.  ... Asked about plans to create a united Israeli-Arab air defense system against Iran, Lavrov said it is one of the conflicting ideas promoted by the US. ....
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The Algemeiner 22 Jun 2022
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Russia Today 22 Jun 2022
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Israel confirms regional military project, showing its growing role

Indian Express 21 Jun 2022
First reported by The New York Times in March, the military partnership is one of the most consequential outcomes of a diplomatic detente that was sealed nearly two years ago between Israel and parts of the Arab world, ending decades of Israeli isolation ... Some military cooperation between Israel and the Arab world has also already been confirmed....

Israeli FM, Blinken discuss Biden's upcoming visit

Xinhua 21 Jun 2022
On Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Israel is building a U.S.-sponsored air defense alliance in the Middle East ... Israel and Gulf Arab countries have been drawn closer over the past years amid the shared concerns over Iran, their common rival. ■ ... ....

Biden distanced himself from Saudi Arabia — until gas prices got bad

Vox 21 Jun 2022
... defense minister, in 2017 ... The Department of Defense has “administered at least $54.6 billion of military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from fiscal years 2015 through 2021,” according to a newly released Government Accountability Office report....

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Egypt Today 21 Jun 2022
This came according to an economic report issued by the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce; on the occasion of the visit of the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Prince Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, to the Arab Republic of Egypt....

Israel says regional alliance has thwarted Iranian attacks

Federal News Radio 20 Jun 2022
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Monday said that Israel is helping build a U.S.-led regional air-defense alliance against Iran, and that the partnership has already thwarted attempted Iranian attacks ... He said “no one expects” Israelis and Arab countries to defend one another like NATO, he said....

Israel says it's building regional air defense alliance under US

The Jerusalem Post 20 Jun 2022
Drawing closer in recent years to US-aligned Arab states which share their concerns over Iran, Israel has offered them defense cooperation ... THE IRON DOME air defense system fires interceptor missiles over Ashkelon ... Iran, Israel's arch-foe and a regional rival of Arab powers, says any military actions it takes are defensive....

Iran attacks stopped by Middle East air defense alliance: Israel

New York Post 20 Jun 2022
... a Tel Aviv think tank, told the Associated Press the new partnership mentioned by Gantz should not be compared to regional mutual-defense alliances like NATO, since “no one expects” Israel and Arab countries to defend one another in the event of an Iranian attack....

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