Prince Salman being welcomed by India's Vice
President Hamid Ansari at New Delhi airport
Saudi Crown Prince on 3-day India visit
New Delhi, February 26, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, is on a three-day official visit to India starting from today (Feb 26).
The visit is expected to witness the signing of a series of agreements, including one for strengthening defence and military cooperation, said a report in the Arab News.
Crown Prince Salman will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday. He arrived in New Delhi after wrapping up his week-long visit to Japan.
Indian Defence Minister A K Anthony and Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid will also call on Crown Prince Salman on Thursday.
The two countries are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence, an Indian official said. The MoU will explore possibilities for cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries.