Indian PM Narendra Modi spoke to the Saudi Crown Prince over the growing Houthi threat. Modi had a telephonic conversation with Mohammed Bin Salman after the oil vessel attack. According to the Al Arabiya report, two leaders agreed on boosting maritime security amid threats in the Arabian and Red Seas after Houthis’ anti-Israel pledge. India is “confident of Saudi Arabia’s cooperation” for trade through this route. Notably, Saudi Arabia is said to be in talks with the Houthis for the safe passage of ships.