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India, Oman sign key agreement to bolster defence cooperation

India, Oman sign key agreement to bolster defence cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Oman on Sunday and held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman and both the nations signed eight pacts, which includes defense, health, and tourism.PM Modi, who arrived Muscat from Dubai, ultimately led delegation level talks with Qaboos bin Said al Said and discussed the ways to bolster cooperation in trade and investment, energy, security, defense, food security and regional issues.The delegates of Oman also appreciated the contribution of honest and hardworking Indians for the development of Oman.After that, both the nations signed eight agreements including legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters.They also signed a pact on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, special, service and official passports and a Mou on cooperation in the field of health, peace, and tourism. The concurrence with Oman can be viewed as a move that reinforces India's procedure to counter China in the Indian Ocean locale where it is progressively making advances.Apart from all the agreements signed, the military cooperation was kept at utmost importance.

PM Modi also visited the Grand Mosque of Muscat which is known to be the biggest mosque of Oman.It is built with 300000 tonnes of Indian sandstone sculpted by 200 craftsmen from India.He also attended and put on his time to visit the historic Shiva Temple in Muscat and performed prayers and Abhisekham.He interacted with the temple management authority simultaneously.