on July 14, the heads of states from India, Israel, the UAE, and the US came forward with a
framework for post-hydrocarbon economics. I2U2 intends to modernize transport
infrastructure, Heath Sector, water, climate change, and food Security. The four countries are
on the pathway to giving the world a sustainable model for development and Economics.
In the first major announcement, UAE pledged to invest $2 billion to develop food parks in
India. These food parks will not only just tackle the problem of food- insecurity challenges in
the Middle East but will also revolutionize the agricultural ecosystem of India. India
providing land and farmers, US and Israel providing modern innovative agricultural
technology will yield the maximum output from these farms complimenting these food parks
with “Etihad Rail Network” a freight and passenger rail network connecting UAE and
countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of 1200 KMS will act a corridor for Indian
agricultural products adding India’s and UAE free trade agreement (FTA) will boost the
production and Income of the local farmers and manufactures. Currently, the talks of the free
trade agreement are being negotiated with GCC and Initiated with Israel. if this rail network
gets extended to the port of Haifa in Israel it could act as the Gateway to Europe. Which will
be a huge game-changer for India. Indian along with I2U2 counties will make a significant
contribution to world Economics.
The role of India becomes more crucial when it comes to the Geo political sphere of the
I2U2. India’s participation in I2U2 reflects a more assertive West Asia and the Middle East
policy as I2U2 faces the “Iran” challenge and India is the only country among the founding
members that have good relations with Iran. India should and India will act as an Icebreaker
when it comes to Iran.
UAE plans to make Dubai and Abu Dabi the cities of the future. A hub of technological
revolution, Startups, green energy, and research, With HR from India, a technology from
Israel, and Capital & Technology from the United States these ambitious projects will get a
Ever Since the signing of The Abraham Accords and the establishment of diplomatic
relations with the UAE in 2020 Israel is very keen to normalize its relations with Middle
Eastern countries, With UAE sitting next to the table can open many doorways for Israel to
further normalize its ties with middle eastern countries.
USA wishes to revitalize and re-energize its alliances and partnerships in the Middle East
especially when China has come into play. Ever since the disastrous withdrawal of US forces
from Afghanistan, the mistrust between the gulf and the US has been growing, Which is
artfully exploited by China. The US wants to counter China’s influence and regain the trust
of the Middle East. This is the reason I2U2 is often called the “Quad of the Middle East”.