Abstract: India’s recent actions in the contested region of Kashmir have led to an intense response from Pakistan and other states. While some expected Muslim led nations such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia to support the Pakistani position, on account of their close alliance and Indian aggressions in Kashmir, the Gulf nations reaction has been largely muted. This article casts an eye over the events surrounding India’s actions in Kashmir, the subsequent Pakistani reaction and reasons for the apparent neutrality from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It concludes by discussing the position of the two Gulf nations vis-à-vis India and Pakistan.