Court documents show Washington is in a bind as it seeks to protect national security secrets without jettisoning long-time ally Aljabri who is embroiled in a Saudi royal feud.
India's bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia was at USD 27.48 billion in 2017-18, making Saudi Arabia its fourth-largest trading partner.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates coach Stanislav Cherchesov after emphatic win over Saudi Arabia
Putin smiled several times as he watched the game in a VIP box with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive.
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, was once awash in petrodollars. But a slump in oil prices has made fiscal discipline and diversification away from oil vital.
The crackdown has sparked a torrent of global criticism, casting a shadow on the kingdom's much-publicised liberalisation push launched by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Here' a look at the major pivots of the past year and the reforms to come in 2018: