Minister: Saudi Arabia an ‘important pillar of India’s energy security’

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in Rajasthan August 29, 2009. (Reuters)

India’s import of crude and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Saudi Arabia is going to increase in coming years, according to an Indian minister.

Answering questions from Saudi Gazette, Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, who arrived in Riyadh on Monday for a three-day official visit for the second round of Saudi Arabia, India Energy Consultations, said the Kingdom is an important pillar of India’s energy security.

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