Historic visit of the Saudi Land Force Commander

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The Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair visited India from 14 to 16 February 2022. 

This is the first time that the Army Chief of the Saudi Arabia Army has visited India.

In Saudi Arabia the Army Chief is called as Land Force Commander 

He met Indian Army chief Manoj Mukund Navarane.

In December 2020, the Indian Army chief M M Navarane visited Saudi Arabia. It was the first time that an Indian Army chief visited Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia 

It is a West Asian kingdom founded by the Ibn Saud of the Saud family in 1923. It is named after the Saud family.

  •  It has two of the holiest shrine of Islam, Mecca and Medina masjid 

  • The world's largest mosque Al-Haram or forbidden mosques is in Mecca.

  • The world's second largest mosque, Mosque of the Prophet, or Masjid al-Nabawi is in Medina. 

  • The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) headquarters is also in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

  • The world’s largest sand area, the  Rub al-Khali (“Empty Quarter”) which is spread around 647,500 square km, is also in Saudi Arabia.

Capital of Saudi Arabia : Riyadh 

Currency : Saudi Riyal 

King of Saudi Arabia : King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 

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