A.K. Antony going to Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Poseidon

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    Defence Minister going to Saudi Arabia.
    PTI
    New Delhi, Feb 11:

    In the first-ever visit by an Indian Defence Minister to Riyadh from February 13, India and Saudi Arabia are all set to give a boost to their defence ties and understanding with discussion on areas of mutual benefits.

    “A.K. Antony will embark on a two-day visit to Riyadh from Monday. This is going to be the first-ever visit by an Indian Defence Minister to Saudi Arabia,” Defence Ministry officials said here.

    Mr Antony will be accompanied by Defence Secretary, Mr Shashi Kant Sharma, Vice-Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General S.K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, and Air Vice-Marshal, M.R. Pawar.

    In Riyadh, Mr Antony will hold discussions with his counterpart Prince Salman-bin-Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, besides meeting other senior government and political leaders.

    Defence cooperation between the two countries includes training exchanges, ship visits and high-level visits by senior officials.

    “This visit is expected to enable both sides to engage in discussions on areas where existing cooperation can be expanded for mutual benefits,” they said.

    Mr Antony will also be interacting with the representatives of Indian community in Saudi Arabia. Over the years, relations between the two countries have strengthened considerably owing to cooperation in regional affairs and trade.

    Saudi Arabia is one of the largest suppliers of oil to India, which is one of the top trading partners and investor there.

    Last year in February, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, undertook a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia. He was accompanied by the Health Minister, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma, and the Petroleum Minister, Mr Murli Deora.

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    dhoti pa ke na jayi yaar.request ha
     
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    Hope they discuss & resolve saudi sheik backed haqqani network in Astan. There is no better trade if India manages to deal with those nasty crooks in Astan via Saudi Prince.
     
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    Kyon ?
    Arabs sar pe towel pehen ke aate hain, toh antony dhoti kyon na pehne. :taunt:
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What are the defence ties India expecting to have with Saudia?
     
  7. pankaj nema

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    Not much of any substance Just a few exercises that is all

    It is basically to rub chilli on Pakistan's backside :lol:
     

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