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Saudi endorses India in Kashmir issue

Saudi endorses India in Kashmir issue

Pranesh RanganBy : Pranesh Rangan

  |  2 Oct 2019 12:36 PM GMT


Saudi Arabia
has conveyed to India that it is able to understand the approach of India and
its actions in Jammu and Kashmir. India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval
met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, where the views of Saudi Arabia on Kashmir
issue was conveyed to India in a two-hour meeting.


Many sources
said that various dimensions of bilateral relations are discussed between Doval
and Saudi Crown Prince. India scrapped the special status to Jammu and Kashmir
on August 5 and bifurcated the state into two new Union Territories-
Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh. Saudi Arabia’s comments arrived despite Pakistan
Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to Saudi Arabia to seek support.


Prime Minister Narendra
Modi have developed stronger ties with Saudi Arabia for the past few years and
both countries are having better security and intelligence cooperation. The
visit is also expected to make the bond stronger between the two countries and identify
specific areas of cooperation at a time when Saudi Arabia is looking to widen
its economy in accordance with the 2030 vision of crown prince. Saudi also made
an announcement that it will make investments worth nearly USD 100 billion in
India.


There was also a meeting
between National Security Advisor his Saudi counterpart Musaid Al Alban, the
chairperson of Council of Political and Security Affairs of Saudi Arabia, where
the issues of national and regional security are discussed in depth.


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