News Analysis - Indo-Saudi Relations

  • Sunni-Shia Consensus? (March 05, 2007)
    Iranian hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz have reportedly agreed to stem increasing rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims that is dragging West Asia into crisis.<More>

  • India, Saudi Youth Initiatives (February 19, 2007)
    Taking forward the cooperation agreement between India and Saudi Arabia signed during the visit of King Abdullah to India in January 2006, the two nations have agreed to hold bilateral exchange programs involving students, youth, and sportspersons.<More>

  • IPI Agreement Closer to Reality (January 31 , 2007)
    As US-Iran relations nosedived over accusations of meddling over Iraq and Tehran’s nuclear program, India, Pakistan, and Iran seemed to have agreed on a price to transport natural gas to India over the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline project.<More>

  • Lebanon Aid Pledge Mired in Internal Strife (January 29, 2007)
    Saudi Arabia and United States got 30 other nations to pledge USD 7.6 billion to shore up a shaky Lebanese government led by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora under siege by Hezbollah-led Shiite population.<More>

  • Wipro in Saudi JV (January 25, 2007)
    Wipro Infotech and Dar Al Riyadh Group formed a joint venture called the Wipro Arabia Ltd specifically to cater to the IT market in Saudi Arabia with Wipro owning 2/3rd and the Saudi partner the rest.<More>

  • Saudi Cabinet Changes Possible (January 10, 2007)
    Saudi Arabian King Abdullah is reportedly considering his first Cabinet reshuffle and could include changes to important positions as foreign minister and oil minister in order to induce new talent into his regime.<More>

  • Saudi Claims Victory over al Qaeda (February 01, 2006)
    Saudi security experts say that the Saudi Arabian monarchy has managed to stamp out an al Qaeda led insurgency that started in 2003 and claimed 264 lives in 25 incidents.<More>

  • India, Saudi Sign 3 Accords (January 30, 2006)
    The Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud completed his four-day state visit to India.<More>

  • Saudi Will Invest 150B in Infrastructure (January 27, 2006)
    With the historical visit of the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud to India, the two countries are expected to sign three major agreements on terrorism, trade, and investments.<More>

  • Saudi Abdullah 4 Day Visit (January 26, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • India, Saudi Strengthen Economic Ties (January 25, 2006)
    Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz visited China and the two countries have signed a protocol on oil exploration, natural gas, and minerals.<More>

  • India, Saudi to Fight Terrorism (January 21, 2006)
    India and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement that will increase co-operation to fight crime and terrorism, avoid double taxation, and prevent tax evasion.<More>

  • Indo-Saudi Agreements Announced (January 14, 2006)
    Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Munshi stated announced that the Indian and Saudi Governments are signing a bilateral agreement on investment and protection.<More>

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