UAE says ball in India's court to set up $75 billion investment fund

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The United Arab Emirates has attributed the delay in setting up the $75 billion UAE-India Infrastructure Investment Fund on New Delhi's failure in putting in place the necessary governance structures. The UAE is keen that New Delhi expedites the process and has also shown interest to have an 'open sky policy' in the aviation sector and an improved bilateral investment agreement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE in August 2015 was a watershed in many ways, and not just because Modi was the first Indian PM in 34 years to have visited the Emirates, which is one of India's biggest trade and investment partners.

That visit raised India-UAE ties beyond trade to the level of strategic partnership. It also led UAE to agree to set up a $75 billion UAE-India Infrastructure Investment Fund to support investments over a 10-year period in India's infrastructure sector. The focus of the fund will be roads, railways, ports, airports and ind


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