Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a special gesture received Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the airport in New Delhi.
UAE Crown Prince will be the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade. Al Nahyan, also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, arrived on Tuesday on a three-day visit to India.
Apart from bilateral talks between the two leaders, a Strategic Cooperation Agreement along with more than a dozen pacts is on the cards.
Modi and Nahyan will hold the one-on-one meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence on Wednesday before proceeding to Hyderabad House for delegation-level talks.
India is also hoping to sign an MoU between their investment fund and our National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) which will put in place a framework as to how the fund will be administered and which all sectors it can be invested in, according to reports.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince is also expected to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice- President Hamid Ansari.