Saudi Press

Saudi Arabia and the world
Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

Indian naval ships arrive in Jubail for second edition of bilateral exercise

The INS Tarkash and INS Subhadra arrived at Jubail Port to participate in the second edition of the Indo-Saudi bilateral naval exercise Al-Mohed Al-Hindi on Sunday.
The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu welcomed the two ships to Jubail, gave an overview of the city’s recent developments and discussed future projects.

The captains of the ships, Royal Saudi Naval Forces, defense attaché, and commander of the Eastern Fleet discussed future plans for Indo-Saudi defense cooperation.

An onboard reception was organized aboard the ships for Saudi officials, featuring a cultural program about the Indian Navy.

Suhel Ajaz Khan, Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, met with CEO of the RCJY Fadi Al-Fayadh and spoke to captains of the IN ships to discuss operational naval activities.

Khan told Arab News that the successful bilateral relations between India and Saudi Arabia are measured through each nation’s trust and confidence in the other.

“Trust and confidence are the biggest measures of success. Our strategic partnership is multifaceted. There are many things happening, such as defense, of course, since we are doing the naval exercises,” he said.

There is also cooperation at the level of culture, trade and investment, he said.

“Our current trade here is around $50 billion. India is the second-largest trading partner for the Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia is the fourth-largest trading partner for India,” he added.

On Monday, May 22, students from Indian schools at Dammam and Jubail visited the ships and were shown onboard equipment. An educational briefing on the importance of marine ecosystems and sustainability was also presented to the students as part of the G20 mega beach clean-up campaign.

In celebration of International Day of Yoga 2023, yoga demonstrations were also held in aboard the INS Tarkash.

Indo-Saudi bilateral relations have witnessed unprecedented growth in the last few years under the Strategic Partnership Council Agreement, signed in 2019.

Both nations are working closely together on intra-regional and international platforms through the G20.

“India is the president of G20 this year,” Khan said. “India and Saudi Arabia both are very important members of the G20, so we are working very closely with our Saudi partners.”

Related Articles

Saudi Press
Japan to Allocate $3.3 Billion to Ukraine Using Frozen Russian Assets
Google and Microsoft Now Consume More Power Than Several Large Countries
Increased Security for Trump After Assassination Threat
New AI Chipset Set to Revolutionize ChatGPT
Thai-Saudi Investment Roadshow Yields 100 Partnerships
Trump Media Shares Surge Following Re-Election Bid Boost
Russia's Electronic Warfare Neutralizes Western Weapons in Ukraine
Trump Challenges Biden to Debate and Golf Match
Macron Accuses Israeli Minister of Election Interference
US Senator Highlights Weaknesses in Western Military Industry During Ukraine Conflict
George Clooney Urges Biden to Withdraw from Presidential Race
Political Shift in the UK: A Detailed Analysis of Labour's Victory and Future Prospects
Viktor Orbán's Peace Mission: A Diplomatic Controversy in the EU
UAE Court Sentences 43 to Life Imprisonment Over Terrorist Links
Spain PM Pedro Sanchez Denounces Double Standards on Gaza at NATO Summit
Biden Affirms Commitment To Presidential Race
Putin Hosts PM Modi for a Private Meeting
2024 Predicted to Be World's Hottest Year
Iran's President-Elect Masoud Pezeshkian Reiterates Support for Hezbollah
Biden Insists on Continuing Presidential Race Amid Criticism
Macron Faces New Political Challenges Despite Election Relief
US Officials Resign Over Biden's Gaza Policy
Campaigners Push for Emergency Uplift Visa for Palestinians Escaping Gaza Conflict
Netanyahu Criticizes Release of Gaza Hospital Head
UK Government and British Airways Sued Over 1990 Kuwait Hostage Incident
Afghan Women's Rights Declared Internal Issue by Taliban
UK Appeals to ICC May Delay Arrest Warrants for Israeli Leaders
ZATCA Allows Non-citizens to Participate in Auctions
UK Investors Encouraged to Enter Saudi Sports Market
Saudi Arabia's Remarkable Position for Sustained Economic Growth
Iran's Presidential Election: A Close Race
Iran Threatens Retaliation if Israel Attacks Lebanon
EU Enforces Sanctions on Hamas Financiers
Turkey Removed from Financial Watchdog's Grey List
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Returns to Australia as a Free Man
Chaotic Portugal Win Over Turkey at Euro 2024
United States Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
Global Displacement Crisis: Record Numbers in 2023
White House Cancels US-Israel Meeting Amid Netanyahu's Accusations
Hezbollah Chief Threatens All of Israel Amidst Escalating Conflict
Muslim Community Leader Criticizes Nigel Farage for Undermining Muslims
Canada Lists Iran's Revolutionary Guards as Terrorist Group
Iran Sentences Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi to 1-Year Prison Term for Propaganda
Good day, everyone! We've got a lively mix of stories today, from financial recoveries and international sanctions to...
Giorgia Meloni Comments on Israel's Conflict and EU's Stand on Ukraine Loan
Israel Plans Tactical Pause For Aid Deliveries in South Gaza
Giorgia Meloni Comments on Israel's Conflict and EU's Stand on Ukraine Loan
Over 1.5 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Mina for Hajj
Japan Considers Sanctions on UAE-Based Entities for Aiding Russia
Global Headlines: Pope’s Plea on AI, Tensions in Ukraine, and Japan’s Sanction Strategy