Modi breaks protocol to give Saudi Arabia Crown Prince MBS a grand welcome
Updated On : 20 Feb 2019,06:27 PM
In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received at the airport in New Delhi Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, signifying importance India attaches to the visit by the leader of the powerful Gulf nation. The Crown Prince arrived on a less than 30-hour visit, a day after concluding his high-profile tour of Pakistan where he said dialogue was the only way to resolve "outstanding issues" between India and Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as President Ram Nath Kovind watches during his ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi.
PM Narendra Modi shakes hand with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before the start of their meeting in New Delhi.
PM Narendra Modi walks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before the start of their meeting in New Delhi.
PM Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman share some light moment before the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi and the Saudi Crown Prince explored ways to further deepen strategic ties against the backdrop of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.