Saudi King Abdullah is in New Delhi for a four-day official visit aimed at boosting energy and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and India.
It is the first visit by a Saudi ruler to the country in over 50 years. During his stay, the king is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Abdul Kalam and other top ranking officials.
The two sides also are expected to sign a series of agreements, including one on combating terrorism.
King Abdullah, who is the chief guest at India's upcoming Republic Day celebrations, is accompanied by a high-level delegation. The Saudi ruler arrived in India from China, where he signed several economic deals with Chinese President Hu Jintao covering oil, natural gas and minerals.