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Visit of Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar to Oman

Utkarsh Classes 31-07-2023
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Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar who is on a three-day (30 July-1 August 2023) visit to Oman met the Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman Rear Admiral Saif Bin Nasser Bin Mohsen Al-Rahbi. The main aim of the visit is to expand bilateral military cooperation between the two nations. 

Concurrent with the visit of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), India's indigenous guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam arrived at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on 30 July 2023. 

India-Oman maritime relations 

  • India and Oman's maritime ties date back 4000 years BC. Formal bilateral relations started with the 1953 treaty. Naval exercises and defense cooperation have since bolstered their relationship.

Exercise between Indian and Omani armed forces 

  • Army exercise: Al Najah

  • Air Force exercise: Eastern Bridge

  • Naval Exercise: Naseem Al Bahr

About Oman:

  • Capital of Oman: Muscat
  • Currency of Oman: Omani rial

  • King of Oman: Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said.

About Indian Force:

  • Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) - General Manoj Pande 

  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) - Admiral R. Hari Kumar 

  • Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) - Vivek Ram Choudhari 

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