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Nudged by US, India, S Arabia inch closer on terror, defence

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by flanker143, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    One of the most silent and understated positive outcomes of the India-US strategic partnership is the friendly nudge from Washington to New Delhi and Riyadh to join hands against global terrorism and increase defence and security cooperation.

    Four years after King Abdullah visited India in January 2006, the Indian Army will hold joint exercises with the Royal Saudi Land Force in that country in March next year. New Delhi has also agreed to build a mountain warfare school to enhance the fighting capability of Riyadh against non-state players.

    While the India-Saudi Arabia relationship is shrouded in secrecy due to interests inimical to both countries, New Delhi and Riyadh have broadened bilateral intelligence sharing, with high-level visits from both sides to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

    A far cry from the 1980s and ‘90s, Saudi Arabia is committed to not allowing shelter to any fugitives from Indian justice or tolerating any anti-India activity.

    After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a historic three-day visit to Riyadh this January, Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Mathur was in Saudi Arabia last month to strengthen intelligence sharing with his counterparts.

    Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud is expected to visit India next March and interact with the Indian leadership.

    Prince Turki, nephew of King Abdullah who heads an influential think tank in Riyadh, was the force behind the Afghan resistance against Soviet occupation in the late 1980s.

    The message from Riyadh is clear: that its bilateral relationship with India is independent and not influenced by its ties with other countries such as Pakistan.
     
  2. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    we can benefit greatly from our relationship wid SA. intelligence sharing is one area where there is tremendous scope for cooperations.
     
  3. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Saudi Arabia is too much in bed with Pakistan to have any significant relationship with India.
     
  4. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i do agree but there is always a time to start. there was a time wen US was too much in bed wid pakistan. things r never stationary in field of diploacy and international relations.
     
  5. xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx

    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    First ask Saudis To Stop Funding Terror Breeding Madarasas in India specially Kerala...The Saudi version of Islam has created Religious Fanatics...
    Every terrorist Organization is Funded by the Sauds...
     
  6. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod MODERATOR

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    Saudi oil money is backs every militant operation in the subcontinent, Suadi version of wahhabi Islam is the motivation of every operational miliant to... Soort cause of Islamic Extremism is Saudi Arabia.
     
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