New Delhi, Feb. 14 (Delhi Crown): Oman Navy Chief Rear Admiral Saif Bin Nasser Bin Mohsin Al Rahbi is on a goodwill visit of to India, with the objective to consolidate bilateral relations with the Indian Navy and explore new avenues for defence cooperation with India.
Al Rahbi commenced his visit on Monday by paying homage at the National War Memorial.
He would also be visiting Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command at Mumbai, wherein he would be interacting with the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and visit IN ships at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
The first visit of the incumbent CRNO to India, reverberates the growing cooperation between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Oman, which include operational interactions, training and exchange of Subject Matter Experts, said an Indian Navy statement.
Both Navies have been participating in the biennial maritime exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ since 1993. This exercise was last conducted in 2020, off Goa and the next edition is scheduled later this year. INS Sudarshini visited Muscat in Dec 21 and had embarked RNO Sea Riders for sea experience.