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Saudi Intl chief on India visit to discuss Mumbai attacks

delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2009 20:32 IST
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Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Pakistan, has joined efforts to ensure punishment to those behind Mumbai attacks with its intelligence chief arriving in New Delhi on Wednesday for talks on the issue after visiting Pakistan.

Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud will meet National Security Adviser M K Narayanan and some other officials in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the Mumbai attacks and its links in Pakistan.

Al-Saud, who has already seen the Indian dossier of evidence on Mumbai attacks during his visit to Pakistan today, is expected to be provided with more details about involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the terror strikes in New Delhi.

In Pakistan, the Saudi intelligence chief met President Asif Ali Zardari, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and ISI Director General Shuja Pasha.

Al-Saud's visit to the two countries assumes significance as India had urged Saudi Arabia to use its influence to press Pakistan to cooperate to get to the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks.

India feels Saudi Arabia could make Pakistan cooperate in bringing the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks to justice.

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal undertook a brief visit here last month in the midst of Indo-Pak chill.