Tension has been running high between Iran and its Arab neighbours across the Gulf, with the two sides locked in
a war of words since Shiite-led protests against Bahrain`s ruling Sunni dynasty broke out in mid-February.
Ahead of her visit to the UAE,
President Pratibha Patil has said that India is committed to
pursue a common strategic vision for promoting regional peace
and enhancement of its ties with the Gulf state.