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Saudi Says It Understands India's Approach In Kashmir

BP World Bureau | Oct 02 2019 05:26:09 PM

In a meeting with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia said that it understands "India's approach and actions in Jammu and Kashmir".

A two-hour meeting was held between Ajit Doval and the Saudi crown prince to discuss various aspects of bilateral relations. Ajit Doval met with Saudi's chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs Musaid Al Alban as well and discussed national and regional security.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had visited Saudi Arabia to see support in the matter of Kashmir. India scrapped article 370 on August 5 and ended the special status of the state. Pakistan cut trade ties and bilateral relations with India soon after the abrogation.

The ties developed between India and Pakistan have been credited for closer security and intelligence cooperation between the two nations.

NSA Ajit Doval's visit is intended to strengthen the bond between the two nations. Saudi Arabia is looking forward to diversifying its economy with vision 2030. Saudi Arabia had announced that it will be making investments worth USD 100 billion in India.

After the attack at Saudi Aramco, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman warned the world of high oil prices if strong actions to deter Iran is not taken. However, the kingdom said that it is committed to meet India's energy needs.

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