After a space of 51 years, Saudi
Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz
al Saud is visiting India for a 4-day
visit. Defying protocols, the Prime
Minister received him at the airport.
India and Saudi Arabia will be signing
three Agreements on combating
terrorism, preventing double-taxation,
and promoting investments. Saudi
Arabia with the largest oil reserves
supplies about 25% of Indiaâ€™s 1.9
million barrels a day usage.
Accompanied by a large entourage, the
Abdullah will be the Chief Guest at
the Republic Day parade.
Coincidentally, Abdullah visited China
and signed similar Agreements with
that country before his trip to India.
A large expatriate Indian community
lives in and Haj pilgrims visit Saudi