Saudi Crown Prince begins India trip under shadow of Kashmir attack
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud began his India trip under the shadow of Kashmir attack in which 40 paramilitary police were killed.
The Saudi Crown Prince was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourts of the stately Presidential Palace in New Delhi on Wednesday (February 20).
The crown prince's trip began days after the Kashmir attack claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group.
He added that the visit would build on the historic friendly ties between the two countries and help improve relations for the sake of their people.
A day earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Prince Mohammad at the airport upon his arrival.
Prince Mohammad expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India to strengthen ties at a time when his image abroad has been tarnished over the murder of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Prince Mohammad who is on a two-day visit to New Delhi is scheduled to deliver a joint statement after holding talks with Modi and he will also attend a banquet hosted by India's President Ram Nath Kovind, later in the day.