Aiming for Joint Arab Gulf Naval Fleet

By Brij Sharma
By a quirk of geographical circumstance, all the six Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries sit on the same side of the seaboard and their stretch squarely faces the Iranian landmass across the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait is at one end, and the Sultanate of Oman at the other.
The six nations have everything in common from religion, language and culture to oil wealth, forms of government, ambition for public welfare and desire to create first-class infrastructure. Even each country’s currency is freely used and accepted by other countries traders as a matter of course. Their anxieties, fears, defence strategies and economic plans too are interlinked.
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