Saudi crown prince, Modi agree on need to restart Pak-India dialogue


Mufti, the president of the Peoples Democratic Party, said amid the clamour for war, the India-Saudi joint statement on creating conditions conducive for talks between Pakistan and India is a welcome step.

"We are looking at additional investment in India".

The statement merely said, "The Prime Minister and His Royal Highness condemned in the strongest terms, the recent terrorist attack on Indian security forces on 14 February, 2019 in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir".

"India takes from us nearly 800,000 barrels a day and by 2040 India's total consumption will be around 8.2 million barrels per day", Nasser said. In Islamabad, he pledged $20 billion in much-needed investment.

"We agree that to deal with it effectively, there is need to put all possible pressure on countries which are giving any kind of support to terrorism", Modi said. The two sides signed six agreements including Saudi investment in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.

In sharp contrast to the fighter jet escort, MBS felt what it was like to be on the receiving end of a blockade later on Monday when India forced him to fly via Riyadh to avoid coming directly from regional rival Pakistan.

The Crown Prince is expected to travel to China from India.

Kabir Taneja is Associate Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and leads their West Asia initiative. There were street protests in Kashmir against the Saudi visit.

"Would have been foolish to snub the leader of a strategically important country out of pique, "tweeted Sadanand Dhume, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C".

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OYO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia, to highlight the business potential it sees in the market.

The crown prince said he hoped the investment opportunities for his country in India could exceed $100bn over the next two years, without giving any details.

(Saudi Aramco), its chief executive officer said Wednesday, and it expects the country's oil demand to rise to 8.2 million barrels per day by 2040. The foreign minister had said that he was not sure that who was behind the attack.

"Any person who is a terrorist should be designated".

In view of reports of attacks against Kashmiris by "nationalist" groups following the Pulwama attack, R. Prasad condemns the divisive politics. But India accuses Pakistan of harboring its leaders. This comes hours after France made a decision to move a resolution at the United Nations to list the Jaish Chief as a "global terrorist".

India-Saudi Joint statement: The two sides expressed their hope for achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East based on the Arab Peace Initiative and the relevant United Nations resolutions, to guarantee the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

"We want Saudi Aramco to be a household name in India", Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said as quoted by S&P Global Platts, adding that India was the number-one priority for the Kingdom's oil giant. But the causes of radicalization vary.

It was another blow for India on diplomatic front, as earlier, staying true to his friendship with Pakistan, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman had refrained from passing any comment against Pakistan much to the dismay of Indian media.