South Asia and Beyond

A Prince And An Idea Driving A Revolution

NEW DELHI: The scorching sands of Saudi Arabia are known for oil, austere Islam and little else. That is changing, says former diplomat Arvind Gupta and former Military Intelligence chief Lt Gen RK Sawhney. Both are back after a visit to the desert kingdom and appearing on The Gist show, said Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is determined to modernise his country in every way possible. Restrictions on women’s liberty have been lifted, Science and technology is the new mantra and billions are being spent on new infrastructure. There are opportunities here for India, says Gen Sawhney, and the transport corridor to Europe through the kingdom, Jordan and Israel. Tune for more in this edition of The Gist

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