India is expected to brief Saudi Arabia on the complicity of Pakistan in the Pulwama terror attack when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrives here on Tuesday on a two-day state visit.
The Crown Prince, who is also his country’s Defence Minister, will be accompanied by his top aides and a large business delegation. He arrives in New Delhi after concluding a visit to Pakistan.
According to sources, terrorism would be high on the agenda during talks between the visiting leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders.
Modi and the Crown Prince met in November last year on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires.
Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the Pulwama attack and previous terror attacks in India. In recent years, it has also shown greater understanding of India’s terrorism-related concerns and agreed to work with this country in countering this global menace.
Cooperation between the two countries in the defence sector will continue to be an important area of ties between the two countries, sources added.
India has been identified as one of the eight strategic partners with whom Saudi Arabia intends to deepen partnership in areas like security, trade and investment and culture.