India Intelligence Report

Saudi Abdullah 4 Day Visit


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 India’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 Arabia.

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