India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee Meeting Held

  • Defense Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane co-chaired by Secretary General, Ministry of Defense, Oman Dr. Mohammed Bin Naseer Bin Ali Al Zaabi.
  • The 12th Joint Military Cooperation Committee (JMCC) meeting.
  • In  Muscat, Oman.

Key Highlights:

  • Reviewed defence cooperation between India and Oman.
  • Delved into areas of cooperation in training, Joint exercise, Information sharing, Oceanography, Ship Building & MRO.
  • Exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest.
  • Steps towards implementing India – Oman Joint Vision Document entitled ‘A Partnership for the Future’, adopted during the visit of Head of State of the Sultanate of Oman, Sultan Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik in Dec 2023.
  • The Defence Secretary and Secretary General signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about procurement of Defence Material and Equipment.

Background:

  • Oman is one of India’s closest defence partners in the Gulf region.
  • Defence cooperation has emerged as a key pillar of the strategic partnership.
Posted in Current Affairs.