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The visiting folk music and dance troupe from Jammu and Kashmir gave its last performance in Salalah, hosted together by the Embassy of India Muscat and Indian Social Club Salalah on 14th February 2017. The performance was witnessed by over 400 Omani and Indian nationals.

 



A Yoga and Meditation Session was organized at Embassy Lawns on 11th February 2017 by Art of Living.

 



An Evening with Indian Folk music and Dance from Jammu & Kashmir: A folk dance and music Troupe from State of Jammu and Kashmir of India gave a scintillating performance on Sunday, 12 February 2017, at Al-Bustan Palace, Muscat. The Troupe presented a rich bouquet of folk dance and Music from different regions of Jammu & Kashmir, including Sufiana music, Rouff Dance, Hafiznagma dance, Bachha nagma Dance, Dogri dance, Bhoomra Dance etc. The performance was attended by over 600 persons, including diplomats and prominent Omanis and Indians. It was graced by the presence of H.E. Mohammed Yousuf Al Zarafi, Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Amb. Sheikh Hilal Marhoon Salem Al Ma’amari, Chief of West Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman. The Troupe has also performed in Sohar and Sur and will perform in Salalah on February 14th February 2017.The above performance was organized as a part of the first ever ‘Festival of India in Oman’ which is being organized by the Embassy of India in Muscat in cooperation with Ministry of Culture of India, from November 2016 to March 2017 in Muscat, Sohar, Sur and Salalah.

 



Performance by Jammu and Kashmir Troupe at Sur on 11th February 2017 which was well attended and applauded.

 



Performance by Jammu and Kashmir Troupe at Sohar on 10th February 2017 which was well attended and applauded. H.E Said Saleh Said Al Kiyumi, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) was the Chief Guest.

 



Meeting with businessmen at Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Khasab on 29th January, 2017.

 



After their opening performance in Muscat, Dr. Soma Ghosh and her troupe performed in Sohar, Sur and Salalah. All their performances were well attended and applauded.

 



Ambassador visited Indian School Khasab on 29th January, 2017

 



Ambassador meets with Indian workers at their camp in Khasab on 28th January, 2017

 



Ambassador's meeting with Indian community at Khasab on 27th January, 2017

 



Embassy of India, Muscat hosts reception on the occasion of 68th Republic Day of India: Embassy of India, Muscat hosted, in the evening of 26th January 2017, a reception on the Occasion of 68th Republic Day of India. H.E. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman was the Chief Guest of the event which was attended by around 450 guests including prominent dignitaries from Oman, members of the diplomatic community, prominent members of Indian community and media. Chief Guest H.E. Yousuf bin Alawi and Omani dignitaries, including Members of Majlis Al-Dowla and Majlis Al-Shura, senior Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Information of Oman, joined Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey in the customary cake cutting during the reception. Popular Indian vocalist Padmashree Dr Soma Ghosh and her troupe, who are in Oman for the ‘Festival of India in Oman’, gave a mesmerizing performance and delighted guests with a flavor of semi-classical Indian music. The Embassy also screened recordings of Republic Day parade at New Delhi.



Flag Hoisting at the Embassy to celebrate 68th Republic Day of India. It was attended by hundreds of Indian citizen including children.

 



The Embassy of India organized, as a part of Festival of India, semi-classical musical performance by Padmashree Dr. Soma Ghosh and her Troupe at Al Bustan Palace on 24th January, 2017



Vishwa Hindi Divas Celebration at Embassy on 20th January, 2017

 



Embassy of India organized ‘India-Oman Business Meet’ on 17 January 2017 for Indian and Omani companies participating in the 2nd Oman Minerals and Mining Exhibition and Conference, 16-18 January 2017. The event was attended by senior Omani Officials and about 100 representatives of Omani and Indian companies from minerals & mining sector. Delegates from India represented various companies including Ashar Locker India Pvt Ltd, Paranthaman Exporters, Maxmech Equipments, Exim Startup, Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services & Trading and South West Pinnacle and Tata Steels.

 



The Embassy of India in Muscat celebrated the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 on 11 January 2017 at the Embassy Multipurpose hall. The event was attended by prominent members of Indian community in Oman.

 



Interaction with the Indian Community at the Embassy by Shri M. J. Akbar India’s Minister of State for External Affairs

 



Meeting and interactive session of Indian Architects and Engineers of Oman with Ambassador at Embassy Auditorium on 28 November 2016.

 



Ambassador hosted at the Embassy premises the 3rd Edition of India Business Forum, which was attended by over 200 prominent Indian businessmen, CEOs and professionals. Various aspects of trade and investment relations between India and Oman were discussed.

 



Inauguration of Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition as part of Festival of India by H.E Hassan bin Mohammed Ali Al Lawati, Adviser to Minister of Heritage & Culture of Oman on 21st November 2016. The exhibits being displayed are from the collection of Rampur Raza Library which will be open for public till 3rd December 2016 at Promenade Garden (level2) Oman Avenues Mall.

 



Celebration of Festival of India and 46th National Day of Oman in Salalah in presence of H.E. Mr. Abdullah Aqeel Ahmed Al Eibrahim, Advisor to the Governor and acting Deputy Governor of Dhofar, on 19 November 2016.

 



Celebration of Festival of India in Sohar in presence of H.E. Mr. Hilal Naser Abdullah Al Sadrani, Member of Majlis Al Shuru, on 17 November 2016.

 



Celebration of Festival of India in Sur in presence of Deputy Wali Ahmed Ali Al Shahi.

 



H.E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, inaugurated the first ever ‘Festival of India in Oman’ in a ceremony organized by the Embassy of India in Muscat on 15 November at Al-Bustan Palace Amphitheatre. H.E. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Rowas, Advisor to His Majesty for Cultural Affairs, was also present. Senior Officials of the Government of Oman, Ambassadors, members of Diplomatic Corps, prominent Omani businessmen, prominent Indians in Oman, persons from the field of art and culture and media persons were also present at the ceremony, attended by over 600 persons; the Amphitheatre was full to its capacity.

 



The Embassy of India in Muscat with the support of Ministry of Culture, Government of India is organizing a ‘Festival of India in Oman’ during November 2016 to March 2017. The Festival will comprise Indian ballet and Folk dances, Indian instrumental Music, an exhibition of Indian calligraphy, Food Festival and Fashion Show. The Festival is being organized with a view to present to the people of Oman glimpses of Indian Culture, representing diverse traditions of Indian heritage. The events will be held in Muscat and three other major cities of Oman i.e. Salalah, Sur and Sohar.

 



Embassy celebrated Deepavali on 29th October, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at a musical event MIME and Music, organized by Bengal Engineering College Alumni of Oman under the auspices of Embassy of India Muscat on 22nd October 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Diwali Festival Celebration, organized by Gujarati Wing (Muscat Gujarati Samaj) of Indian Social Club Oman on 21st October, 2016.

 



Madam Sushma Pandey was the Chief Guest at Rangoli and Aarti Competitions, organized by Muscat Gujarati Samaj at Al Bahja Hall, Qurum on 14th October, 2016.

 



Ambassador holds briefing on the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 with the representatives of Indian community on 13th October, 2016 at Embassy premises.

 



Charge de' Affaires, Embassy of India Muscat, meets Indian Participants at the inauguration of Infra Oman Exhibition today at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. A Business to Business meet was also organized by Embassy of India Muscat for the visiting delegation to meet their local counterparts.

 



Embassy of India Muscat in association with Rajyoga Centre for Self Development celebrated the United Nations International Day of Non Violence on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Event was attended by more than 400 guests including Ambassadors and diplomats of various Embassies, Honorary Consul Generals, Representatives of International Organization prominent members of Omani and Indian community. A video clip on the inauguration of ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra’ by Honorable Prime Minister of India, was screened on the occasion.

 



Musical evening was organized by Indian community at Sur in association with Embassy of India Muscat and was presented by Purna Das Baul Troupe from The Indian Council of Cultural Relations on 1st October, 2016

 



Musical evening – ‘Baul Sangeet’ was organized by Indian Social Club Sohar in association with Embassy of India Muscat and was presented by Purna Das Baul Troupe from The Indian Council of Cultural Relations on 30th September, 2016.

 



Embassy of India Muscat in association with Rajyoga Centre for Self Development celebrated the United Nations International Day of Non Violence on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Event was attended by more than 400 guests including Ambassadors and diplomats of various Embassies, Honorary Consul Generals, Representatives of International Organization prominent members of Omani and Indian community. A video clip on the inauguration of ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra’ by Honorable Prime Minister of India, was screened on the occasion.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the Concert performed by Mr. Poly Varghese, the world renowned Mohanveena player of India, on 24th September, 2016. It was organized by Shifa Al Jazeera Group in association with Kalamandalam Muscat and Voice of Kerala-1152AM Radio Asia.

 



Ambassador's meeting with Indian community in Buraimi on 23rd September, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Onam Celebrations by Malayalam Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 22nd September, 2016.

 



Ambassador visited today Exhibition booths of Indian Companies, taking part in Oman Health as well as Food and Hospitality Oman Expositions, which were inaugurated today. Ambassador assured Indian Exhibitors of the Embassy’s full support and invited them to join the Business to Business Meeting, which is being organized by Embassy on 21st September, 2016.

 



Embassy of India Muscat celebrated Hindi Pakhwada from 1st to 15th September, 2016. On this occasion, a ceremony was organized at Indian Embassy on 18th September 2016 to distribute prizes. Ambassador of India, Shri Indra Mani Pandey, distributed various prizes to winners and participants of different Hindi writing and speaking competitions.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Onam Celebrations 'Ponnonam 2016' organized by Art of Living, Oman on 16th September, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of Muscat Panchavadhya Sangham Group on 16th September, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Eid-Onam Celebrations organized by Indian Social Club Salalah on 10th September, 2016.

 



Madam Sushma Pandey was the Chief Guest at 'Kajri Mahotsav', organized by ladies of Bhojpuri Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 8th September, 2016.

 



Embassy organized a Business to Business Meeting (B2B) on September 6, 2016 for the visit of ICC delegation from India, Who are taking part in Oman's Fire, Safety & Security Expo.

 

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Gujarati Business Community in Oman hosted Reception and Dinner for the visiting Vibrant Gujarat Delegation on 3rd September, 2016 at Indian Embassy Auditorium.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Celebrity Talk Show, organized by Muscat Gujarati Samaj, Gujarati Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 26th August, 2016. Eminent Speakers of Gujarat Ms. Kajal Oza and Mr. Jay Vasavada were the guest speakers.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 70th Independence Day Celebrations organized by Indian Social Club Salalah on 25th August, 2016

 



Ambassador hosted a reception for the visiting NDC (National Defence College) Delegation to Oman.

 



Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor delivered a talk on Indian Cuisine in a function at Embassy of India Muscat on 23 August, 2016 hosted by Mrs. Sushma Pandey, wife of Ambassador in the presence of spouses of other Ambassadors, spouses of NDC (National Defence College) delegation and Indian Community.

 



Madam Sushma Pandey was the Chief Guest at Teej Celebrations, organized by ladies of Hindi Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 20th August, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 70th Independence Day Celebrations - Musical Journey: “Sare Jahan Se Achcha” organized by Talent Hunters Oman on 19th August, 2016 under the auspices of the Embassy of India Muscat.

 



Ambassador attended Raksha Bandhan Celebration, organized by Sanskrit Wing of Indian Social Club Oman, on 19th August, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the celebration organized on 15th August, 2016 by Indian Social Club Oman to commemorate the 70th Independence Day of India. Ambassador in his address invited Indian community in Oman to contribute to various development initiative of the Government of India and reiterated the commitment of the Indian Embassy in Muscat to promote the welfare of the Indian community in Oman.

 



Indian Embassy celebrated yesterday the 70th Independence Day of India at the premises of Indian Embassy in Muscat in presence of over 400 members of the Indian Community in Oman who joined the celebration.

HE Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian Flag and read out the Address of President of India to the Nation delivered on the eve of the Independence Day. Students from the Indian School Al Seeb led the gathering in singing the National Anthem. They also sang other patriotic songs. Ambassador met with the members of Indian community individually to greet them and thank them for joining the celebration. On this occasion the Embassy screened Honourable Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech delivered from the ramparts of Red Fort yesterday morning. A number of other documentary films, including a film outlining 70 initiatives of the Government, were screened.

In his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador greeted the Indian Community in Oman and thanked them for their outstanding contributions in strengthening India’s friendly relations with Oman, and in development of Oman and India. Ambassador thanked the Government and people of Oman for their cooperation in expanding India’s strategic partnership of Oman and in promoting the welfare of the Indian community in Oman. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the Indian community to the Embassy, including volunteers and social workers from within the community.

 



Ambassador had a meeting with Honorary Consular Agents in the Conference Room of Indian Embassy on Saturday 6th August, 2016 from 1630 hrs to 1930 hrs. Ambassador thanked Hon. Consular Agents for their important role in promoting the welfare of the Indian community in Oman.

 



Ambassador met with Indian community in an interactive session in Nizwa on 29th July, 2016.

 



Ambassador attended ‘EID MILAN’ organized by Indian Social Club on 6th July 2016

 



Ambassador attended an Iftar on July 1, 2016 organised by Indian Social Club in Salalah which was attended by over 500 members of Indian community

 



Indian Embassy in Muscat organised, working together with various Yoga Organisations in Oman, celebrations to commemorate the 2nd International Day of Yoga (IDY) in Muscat as well as in other key cities of Oman such as Salalah, Sohar, Sur etc. In Muscat around 3,000 persons performed Yoga together under one roof for the first time in Oman. Minister of Sports Affairs of Oman, H.E. Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardouf Al Saadi, was the Chief Guest and Guest of honour, H.E. Mohammed bin Yousef Al Zarafi, Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was present along with the other senior officers from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Well –known Circuit Racer, Oman Racer Team, Mr. Ahmad Al Harthy, who endorsed IDY with a video message graced the celebrations with his presence.

 



Ambassador hosted an IFTAR Party on 22nd June, 2016 at the Embassy on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan which was attended by representatives of Government of Oman, business community, Ambassadors and members of Indian Community.

 



Ambassador attended IFTAR hosted by Malayalam Wing of Indian Social Club of Oman on 18th June 2016.

 



Ambassador hosted an IFTAR Party for the Media community of Oman at India House on 15th June 2016.

 



Ambassador participated at Beach Yoga Session on 11th June 2016 to encourage more and more people to join International Day of Yoga.

 



Ambassador attended the International Day of Yoga Celebration by Indian Social Club Sohar in cooperation with Raj Yoga Centre for Self Development, Oman on 13th May, 2016.

 



Ambassador attended Iftar, organized by Urdu Wing of Indian Social Club Oman at Al Masa Hall, Ruwi on 8th June, 2016.

 



Mrs. Gloria Gangte, Charge d' Affaires, addressed the 8th Annual International Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Muscat Chapter on the theme “Transformation and Excellence with Ethics” on 27th May 2016 at Barr Al Jissah Resort, Muscat.

 



In preparation for the International Day of Yoga 2016, Indian School Ibri organized a practice session at School premises on 5th June, 2016, wherein more than 100 students participated. This was the culmination of a series of yoga sessions organized by the School.

 



In preparation for the International Day of Yoga 2016 , Shankara Yoga Kendra Muscat organized a practice session on Common Yoga Protocol at Embassy Auditorium on 3rd June 2016.

 



Embassy organized the 2nd edition of India Business Forum at Embassy Auditorium on 24th May 2016 to interact with key decision Makers/Senior professionals holding the higher position in Omani and Indian enterprises to discuss the ways of enhancing the bilateral trade between India and Oman.

 



Reception was hosted on board Indian Naval Ship Deepak in honour of Defence Minister of India Shri Manohar Parrikar, who was on a bilateral visit to Oman during 20-22 May 2016. H.E. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Rasby, Secretary General, Ministry of Defence of Oman was the Guest of Honour. The Reception was attended by member’s diplomatic corps, Defence Attaches accredited to Oman, members of Indian community, and Officials of Royal Oman Police, Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Coast Guard.

 



As a part of celebration of "International Day of Yoga" 2016, Raj Yoga Centre for Self-Development in association with Embassy of India Muscat organized yoga session at Sur on 20th May 2016.

 



Mrs. Gloria Gangte, Deputy Chief of Mission delivered the key note address at the Inauguration of Higher Education Fair and Guidance Seminar at Indian School Muscat on 19th May 2016. A total of 34 institutes from UK, UAE, Oman and India participated in the Higher Education Forum.

 



As a part of International Day of Yoga 2016 celebrations, a Yogathon, focused on 12 steps of Sun Salutation, was organized by ‘Yoga Therapy 4 All’ in association with Embassy of India Muscat on 13th May 2016 at Al Falaj Hotel.

 



Ambassador hosted a Dinner for the Indian Business community in Salalah on 9th May 2016. It was attended by over 40 businessmen and professional, who interacted with Ambassador on various issues.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the Annual Day Celebration of Indian School Mabella on 7th May 2016 .

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Baisakhi Celebration by Punjabi Wing of Indian Social Club Oman at Qurum Amphitheatre on 6th May 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the Launch of ‘The Oman Telugu Investor’s Forum’ at the Embassy Auditorium on 6th May 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Maharashtra Din Celebration by Marathi Wing of Indian Social Club Oman at Ministry of Education Auditorium, Watayya on 6th May 2016.

 



Ambassador held a reception dinner to honor Indian Social workers and volunteers on 29th April, 2016 at the Embassy Auditorium with a view to appreciate their contribution to the welfare of Indian community in Oman. They apprised the Ambassador of various issues related to welfare of Indian workers and professionals in Oman

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at 56th Gujarat Day Celebration by Gujarati Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 28th April 2016 at Hotel Al Falaj.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the Annual Award Ceremony on 26th April 2016 at Indian School Al Ghubra for Excellence and presented awards to the students and the Teachers for the long term service.

 



Indian Embassy hosted a workshop on ‘Yoga & Ayurveda’, dedicated to management & prevention of Diabetes as part of its celebration of the forthcoming 2nd International Day of Yoga (21st June 2016).

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 27th Annual Day Celebration of Indian School Ibri on 23rd April, 2016.

 



Ambassador visited Oman Al Khair Hospital LLC as a part of Ibri visit and met with the Hospital Management on 23rd April, 2016.

 



Ambassador met with Indian community in an interactive session in Ibra on 22nd April, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Bhojpuri Wing of Indian Social Club Oman with Musical Dhamaka Purwa Pawan at Embassy of India on 22nd April, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Malayam Wing of Indian Social Club Oman on 21st April 2016 at Hotel al Falaj.

 



Indian Embassy hosted “Sahaja Yoga Meditation with Music” on 21st April, 2016 as part of celebrations leading up to 2nd International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2016.

 



Mrs.Sushma Pandey inaugurated Lulu Ethnic Wear Collection at LuLu Boushar on 20th April, 2016.

 



In a significant development, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman H.E. Indra Mani Pandey, released a Poem written by Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al Mahmodi about Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, at a function held at the Embassy of India auditorium on 19th April, 2016.

 



His Excellency Indra Mani Pandey, Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman inaugurated an Exhibition of Indian paintings on 17 April 2016 at the Omani Society for Fine Arts called “Beyond the Realm of Beauty”, featuring prominent Indian artists brought to Oman by The Nitanjali Art Gallery of India in collaboration with The Omani Society of Fine Arts.

 



Ambassador inaugurated ‘Science India Fiesta – 2016’ organized by Science India Forum Oman Chapter on 16th April, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at an 'Antakshari' event organized by Hindi Wing of Indian Social Club Oman at Embassy Auditorium on 16th April 2016.

 



125th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: The 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of independent India, was celebrated on 14 April 2016 at the Embassy of India, Muscat.

In his address, Ambassador of India to Sultanate of Oman, H. E. Indra Mani Pandey, underlined the commitment of the Government of India to promote the welfare of the disadvantaged section of Indian society through inclusive development for all.



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at Karate Association of India's Black Belt Certification Ceremony, held at Indian Embassy Auditorium on 9th April, 2016.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at ‘Sanskrit Mahotsavam’, organized by Sanskrit Wing of Indian Social Club Muscat at Indian Embassy Auditorium on 8th April, 2016.

 



Ambassador inaugurated the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Muscat Malayalees Facebook Group on 8th April, 2016.

 



Oman Post issued on 05 April 2016 in a ceremony at the Indian Embassy in Muscat a special Postal Stamp to mark the 60th Anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic Relations between India and Oman in 1955.The Stamp was unveiled by Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, and Chief Executive Officer of Oman Posts, Mr. Abdul Malik Abdul Karim Al Balushi, in presence of Guest of Honour, Dr. Ali bin Ahmed Al-Isa’eei, Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman.

This is the first time when Oman Post has issued a special commemorative stamp to mark an important milestone in India’s historical relations with Oman. The unveiling ceremony of special Postal Stamp also marked the culmination of the yearlong celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of establishment of India-Oman diplomatic ties, which began with the visit of External Affairs Minister of India, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, to Oman on 17-18 February 2015.



India hosts Business Meeting in Muscat:Indian Embassy hosted an India Business Meeting in Muscat on 30 March 2016 with focus on sectors such as Construction and Infrastructure, Minerals and Mining, Health, Agro-food and Information Technology. A Business-to-Business Meeting was held in the forenoon in which around 50 Indian and over 100 Omani companies participated. A Briefing Seminar for the visiting Indian companies was held in the evening at the Embassy to apprise them of various opportunities for export, project work and investment in Oman in the above sectors. The India Business Meeting was organized in cooperation with Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI). Chairman of the OCCI attended the Briefing Seminar.

 



Ambassador hosted a function to celebrate the festival of Holi for the officers & Staff members of the Embassy and their families at Embassy Lawns on 24th March 2016.

 



Ambassador celebrated the festival of Holi with Indian professional and workers at AATCO which has also set up a manufacturing plant in India. He also greeted over 300 workers employed by Al Nahda Group in Sohar on 26 March 2016. In his address, Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the Government of India and Indian Embassy in Muscat to promote their welfare and safeguard their interests. Ambassador briefed them on various means to reach the Embassy with their grievances and requested the Management of Al Nahda Group to address the issues raised by workers in relation to their working and living conditions.

 



Ambassador was invited as the Chief Guest at the launch of Jet Airways’ daily flight between Muscat & Delhi on 22nd March 2016.

 



Ambassador attended the dedication ceremony of Jindal Shadeed’s Steel Complex, on 20 March 2016 located in Sohar. His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asad bin Tariq Al Said was the Chief Guest. The ceremony was graced by Chairperson Emeritus of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), Smt. Savitri Jindal, and Chairman of JSPL, Mr. Naveen Jindal. The ceremony was also attended by the Governor of North Al Batinah, HE Sheikh Mohana bin Saif Al Lamki, and Governor of Al Buraimi, HE Sayed Ibrahim bin Said Al Bousaidi. Jindal Shadeed’s Steel Complex is the largest investment by an Indian Company in Oman. It is also the largest steel complex of its kind in Oman.

 



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at a presentation on Indian Budget 2016, organized by Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on 15th March, 2016 at Indian Embassy Auditorium. CA R Bhupathi, past President of ICAI, made a detailed presentation on the Union Budget for 2016-17.

 



Ambassador called on H.E. Hamed bin Khamis bin Abdullah Al A’amri, Undersecretary for Labour Affairs, Ministry of Manpower, Muscat on 15 March 2016. They discussed various matters pertaining to the welfare of Indian community, including, Indian workers and professionals.

 



“Ambassador called on Mr. Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, Chief Executive Officer , Public Establishment for Industrial Estates of Oman on 9th March, 2016 in his office. They reviewed the presence of Indian companies in various Industrial Estates in Oman and the steps which may be taken to encourage more Indian companies to participate in Estates”.

 



At the invitation of Duqm Port Authority and Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD), Ambassador visited Duqm Port, Dry Dock and Duqm Special Economic Zone on 02-03 March 2016 with a view to explore the opportunities for Indian companies to invest and undertake project work.

 



ITEC Day 2016 was celebrated by the Indian Embassy in Muscat on 29th February 2016 in presence of over 150 ITEC Alumni from Oman and eminent guests, including HE Mr. Hafiz bin Salem Ba Omar, Chief of Arab Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HE Mohsin bin Khamis Al-Balushi, Adviser, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.



Ambassador was the Chief Guest at the Gulf Hockey Fiesta - 2016 for Starcare Cup, organised by United Thalessery Sports Club (UTSC) in association with Oman Hockey Association (OHA) on 26th February, 2016 at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Bousher. The tournament was supported by Asian Hockey Federation. A total 12 teams, including seven from outside Oman- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE- took part in the event. Arjuna Award winner, P.R. Sreejesh, vice-captain and goalkeeper of Indian Hockey Team, who is presently ranked No 1 as the best goal keeper in the world, was the Celebrity invitee for this Event.

 



Ambassador attended the Republic Day Cricket Tournament, organized by Bhojpuri Wing of Indian Social Club Muscat on 26th February, 2016 at Ahli Sidab Club, Muscat. He gave away the prizes.

 



Mrs. Sushma Pandey inaugurated the Annual Exhibition of the Kindergarten on February 25, 2016 at Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir. The exhibition showcased Howard Gardner’s educational philosophy of Multiple Intelligences by exploring various media of creative expression.

 



Ambassador inaugurated the new 200 metres Synthetic Track and Astro Turf at Indian School Muscat on 25th February, 2016.

 



International Conference on Inclusive Education
Ambassador attended the opening ceremony of the International Conference on ‘Inclusive Education’, being held at Indian School Muscat on 23rd February, 2016. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for Indian Schools in Muscat, which have taken the initiative to provide educational facilities to children with special needs. Ambassador underlined the importance of ensuring equal opportunities for education to all the Children, including children with special needs.

 



Reception for the Indian community
Ambassador H. E. Indra Mani Pandey hosted a reception for the Indian community in Oman on 22 February 2016 at Embassy Auditorium. This was his first reception for the community since he joined Muscat as Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman on 10 August 2015.

 



Ambassador visited the Embassy of India pavilion at Food Festival organized by Dar Al Atta’a at Palm Gardens, Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat on 20 February, 2016

 



Inauguration of ‘Malayalam Toastmaster Club’ in Muscat
‘Toastmaster International’ has decided to open a new Toastmaster Club which will be dedicated to Malayalam speaking segment of the Indian community in Muscat , who would be able to improve their speaking and leadership skills in their native language Malayalam. Ambassador spoke at the ceremony for inauguration of the Club on 19th February, 2016.

 



Ambassador attends 10th Annual Day of Kalabhavan School of Music and Arts
Ambassador inaugurated the 10th Annual Day celebration of Kalabhavan School of Music and Arts on 19th February, 2016, which has been teaching various forms of dance and music to both Indian and Omani children. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the contribution made by Kalabhavan School in presenting various facets of Indian culture to the people of Oman and Indian community.

 



The Embassy of India Muscat is participating at a Food Festival organized by Dar Al Atta’a at Palm Gardens, Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat on 20 February, 2016 at 4 p. m. Proceeds of the festival will go to Dar Al Atta’a, Charity organization. There will be traditional Indian Food, cultural performances, live Yoga demonstrations, introduction to Indian herbs, live zardozi embroidery by Indian craftsmen and free application of mehendi etc. Members of Indian community are cordially invited to join the above food festival and enjoy Indian cuisine and other cultural activities with family and friends.

 



Ambassador calls on Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ambassador called on Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), H.E. Said bin Saleh Al Kiyumi, on 17th February, 2016. They discussed various initiatives to enhance bilateral trade and mutual investments and decided to work together to achieve these goals.

 



Ambassador hosts Reception on board Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘ Sankalp’
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sankalp’ visited Muscat from February 10 – 13, 2016. Ambassador hosted a reception on board ‘Sankalp’ on February 10, 2016, which was attended by members diplomatic corps, Defence Attaches accredited to Oman, members of Indian community, and Officials of Royal Oman Police and Coast Guard. Ambassador expressed hope that the visit of ‘Sankalp’ will lead to more cooperation between Indian and Omani Coast Guards

 



Indian Embassy hosts Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Memorial Lecture
Muscat Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Alumni Association organized Sir Syed Ahmed Khan memorial lecture at Embassy Auditorium on February 12, 2016, which was delivered by Vice Chancellor of AMU, Lt. General (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah. Ambassador in his opening remarks underlined the importance of providing quality education to Indian youth to realize their full potential. He also stressed the need for bridging the educational divide across various regions and communities in India.

 



Ambassador attends 25th Annual Day Celebration of Indian School Muladha on 11th February 2016
Ambassador joined students, teachers, parents and officials of Indian School, Muladha, in their celebration of 25th Annual Day of the School. He presented prizes to the students and teachers for achieving excellence in their academic and co-curricular activities. Ambassador also inaugurated Silver Jubilee Block of the school, comprising 25 rooms.

 



Ambassador attended Yoga Utsav 2, which was held on February 5, 2016, at the Amphitheatre at Shangri-La hotel. It was organized by renowned Yoga teacher, Ms Prema Nagesh. The Utsav aimed at underlining the importance of Yoga for people of all ages and professions. Ambassador in his message underlined the importance of bringing Yoga to various sections of Omani society so that people of Oman may also benefit from Yoga as a tool to enhance their physical and spiritual health.

 



Ambassador attends Annual Day of Indian School Al Seeb
Ambassador was Chief Guest at 14th Annual Day of Indian School, Al Seeb, which is one of six Indian schools based in Muscat; there are overall 19 Indian schools in Oman. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the contribution made by Indian Schools in Oman in providing quality education to the children of Indian community which has grown in strength to over 7,50,000. Ambassador encouraged students to learn more about contemporary India as they would have to shoulder their responsibilities as citizens of India, in future, in dealing with these challenges.

 



Ambassador attends opening of a new plant of Natural Stone Co.
Ambassador was Chief Guest at the launch of a new plant of Natural Stone Co. LLC, which is one of the 15 subsidiaries of Al Ansari Group in Oman. Ambassador expressed confidence that Indian and Omani business communities in Oman will continue to work together with a view to enhance mutual trade and investment and create opportunities for employment of Indian workers and professionals.

 



Ambassador attends Founders’ Day Celebration at Indian School, Wadi Kabir

Ambassador was Chief Guest at Founders’ Day Celebration at Indian School, Wadi Kabir, which is one of six Indian schools based in Muscat; there are overall 19 Indian schools in Oman. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the contribution made by Indian Schools in Oman in providing quality education to the children of Indian community which has grown in strength to over 7,50,000.

 



Ambassador was Chief Guest at the 23rd Annual Day of Indian School, Darsait, which is one of six Indian schools based in Muscat; there are overall 19 Indian Schools in Oman. Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the contribution made by Indian Schools in Oman in providing quality education to the children of Indian community which has grown in strength to over 7,50,000.

 



Ambassador called on Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad Al Mehrzi on January 27 to discuss various initiatives being taken to enhance tourism between India and Oman. Ambassador informed the Minister that in two years the number of visas issued by the Embassy have increased from 59,000 in 2013 to 95,000 in 2015.

 



Republic Day Reception

A Reception was hosted by Ambassador on 26 January, 2016 at the Embassy Lawns, to celebrate 67th Republic Day. H. E. Ahmed Mohammed Al Shuhi, Minister of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources, was the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by nine other dignitaries from Omani Government. The Reception was attended by around 450 guests, including Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of Government of Oman, Omani business community, members of Indian community and friends from fields of art, Culture, music, academics etc. During the Reception videos of 2016 Republic Day Parade and different Flagship programmes of Honourable Prime Minister like Make in India, Digital India, Skill India and Incredible India were screened.

 



The 67th Republic Day celebrations at Embassy of India, Muscat

 



Ambassador unfurls Tricolor at Indian School Darsait on the occasion of 67th Republic Day of India

 



Ambassador delivered a Keynote address at 28th Annual Conference of Principals of CBSE affiliated Indian schools in the Gulf Region, which is being held in Muscat on 20-22 January 2016. Minister of Education HE Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shaibaniyah was the Chief Guest. Ambassador appreciated the contribution made by Indian schools in providing quality education to children of over 7 million Indian expatriates living and working in the Gulf Region.

 



The Embassy hosted an ‘Invest in India’ Seminar to attract investments from Oman into India. Honourable Minister of Commerce and Industry of Oman, HE Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, was the Chief Guest. Over 250 representatives of key Business Enterprises of Oman, Banks, Investment Funds, Pension Funds and media persons, etc. attended the Seminar. Presentations were made by representatives of three States from India: Gujarat, Kerala and Maharashtra. ‘Invest India’ made a comprehensive presentation on new opportunities in India for investments in light of the new initiatives by Honourable Prime Minister. A representative of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India made a presentation on laws, rules and regulations applicable to FDI and FPI investments in India. Partners of Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG also made presentations to highlight India as the leading destination for FDI and FPI. A prominent Omani businessman, H.E. Mr. Mohammed Al Barwani, Chairman of MB Group, shared his experience of doing business in India.

 



Embassy hosted on 18th January 2016 a Session on Yoga in Embassy lawns, in cooperation with Art of Living. Ms. Iman Mutlaq, a renowned businesswoman of Jordan and a Yoga Scholar, demonstrated basic Yogasanas and breathing exercise to over 800 Yoga enthusiasts. Minister of Health of Oman was the Chief Guest. Ambassador, in his welcome speech, highlighted significance of Yoga and Ayurveda for health and happiness, describing them as the gift of Indian civilization to the world.

 



Ambassador attended X-mas and New Year celebrations in Mudhaibi organised by NANMA Malayalee Association on 15th January 2016 where he met and spoke to over 200 Indian workers also.

 



Ambassador delivered a lecture to the 3rd batch of National Defence College, 2015-2016, on Indian Regional and International Security on 10th January, 2016

 



Embassy of India Muscat hosted Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016, at the Indian Embassy’s Auditorium on 9 January, 2016 in which around 200 prominent Indians in Muscat participated. Experts from within the community discussed three issues: Diaspora contributing to India’s Social and Developmental Efforts, Managing migration to ECR Countries and Connecting with Diaspora through Social Media. Ambassador, H. E. Indra Mani Pandey, honored the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee : Sheikh Kanaksi G. Khimji (2003), Mr. Kiran Asher (2012) and Mr. R.M. Parakh (2015) .

 



Ambassador’s meet with Indian community in Jalan on 8th January, 2016.

 



Ambassador called on Minister of Diwan of Royal Court, H. E. Syyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi on January 5, 2016 and discussed all aspects of India-Oman bilateral relations.

 



Mountain Top Yoga Event by Embassy of India, Muscat: Embassy of India, Muscat held a Yoga Session on mountain top in Muscat to greet the rising sun on 2nd January 2016 in collaboration with local Yoga organization. This event was organized to spread awareness about Yoga and its benefits among the population. There was participation by 108 enthusiasts, who performed the Sun Salutation, Pranayama and meditation.

 



Ambassador inaugurated the 4th International Meelad Conference in Muscat on 01 January 2016. Delegates, Moulids from a number of countries including India and Oman participated. Ambassador conveyed his greetings on the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Prophet (Peace be upon him). He underlined that India is a shining example of peaceful co-existence of different religions and cultures.

 



Ambassador launched ‘MigCall’ Android based App on 01 January, 2016, which can be used by migrant Indian workers in the Gulf countries to call in emergency situation and send SOS.

 



Ambassador, in his key note address at the Seminar organized by The Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 27th December, 2015 at Indian Embassy Auditorium on "Foreign Investment Routes In India - Policy, And Regulatory Framework", highlighted the various initiation taken by the Government to attract FDI into India. Mr Pratapgiri Subramanyam, Chartered Accountant and Adjunct Faculty at IIM Bangalore, was the guest speaker.

 



Ambassador delivered a keynote speech, as Chief Guest at the celebration ‘Madhuramen Malayalam’, a cultural festival to honour Malayalam as a classical language of India, organized by Gulf Madhyamam on 25th December, 2015. Hon. Minister of Tourism from Kerala Shri. A.P. Anilkumar was also present. A number of eminent persons from Kerala, including author Shri C Radhakrishnan, singer Shri. P Jayachandran, actress Manju Warrier, actress K.P.A.C Lalitha and Director Salim Ahmed, were honoured at the Event.

 



Ambassador attended the fifth anniversary celebration of Indian School Darsait (ISD) Alumni titled “Yesterday once more’ on 18th December, 2015. Teachers and former students, who have made a mark in their own field, were felicitated.



Ambassador attended the Hasya Kavi Sammellan “Hasya Mev Jayate’, organized by Hindi Wing of Indian Social Club Muscat on 18th December, 2015 at Indian Embassy Lawns. Renowned poets from India enthralled the audience, who were present in large numbers. Ambassador commended the Hindi Wing for their initiative in organizing such Hindi programs for the Indian community in Muscat.



Ambassador attended an Annual Day of Indian School Sur on December 15, 2015 & inaugurated the new computer laboratory of the School.



The Embassy organized India Business Forum on December 14, 2015 at Embassy Auditorium to interact with Indian Business community in Oman



Ambassador attended an Annual Day of Indian School Sohar on December 13, 2015 & distributed medals to students in recognition of their Academic Excellence.



Ambassador attended ‘Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service 2015’ on 11th December, 2015 at St. Thomas Church, Ruwi where 10 Churches of Oman participated. Ambassador spoke about the importance of service to the humanity and interfaith harmony which have been a characteristic of Indian civilization, where all religions and faiths have been welcomed.

 



The Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organized a lecture on 9th December, 2015 at the Indian Embassy Auditorium on ‘Foreign Investment Routes in India - Policy, And Regulatory Framework’ on Corporate Governance. Mr. Amarjit Chopra, former President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) was the Speaker.

 



Mrs. Sushma Pandey, Wife of H.E. Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, had organized Ambassador’s Wives Group (AWG) Meeting followed by a short cultural show and dinner on November 24, 2015 at India House.



Indian community celebrates the 45th National Day of Oman at Indian Embassy, under aegis of Indian Ambassador, H.E. Indra Mani Pandey



A 9-member Indian health-care delegation, coordinated by CII Tamilnadu regional office, visited Oman on November 16, 2015 to organise a promotional event to highlight opportunities available in healthcare sector in Tamilnadu. The Embassy of India organized business Interaction meeting for the visiting delegation on November 16 at the Embassy auditorium.



Ambassador attended the 95th Foundation Day Celebration of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) by the Jamia Alumni in Oman on October 30, 2015 at Embassy of India Chancery Auditorium. Ambassador spoke about the seminal role played by Jamia Millia Islamia in the field of education in India.



Ambassador inaugurated ‘Deepmala’ – an eve of Sufi music at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel on 30 October, 2015.

Ambassador inaugurated ‘Deepmala’ – an eve of Sufi music hosted by Charity Wing of the Indian Social Club at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel on 30 October, 2015.



Ambassador inaugurated ‘Sangam 2015’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC)

Ambassador inaugurated, on 16th October, ‘Sangam 2015’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC), with participation of its global leadership and delegates from the Middle East region. Ambassador underlined the role played by the Indian community belonging to Kerala in Oman, in other Gulf countries and in other parts of the world, in promoting the welfare of Indian community.



Ambassador inaugurated ‘Vastram – The Splendid World of Indian Textiles’

Ambassador, on 15 October, inaugurated an Indian Textile Exhibition called ‘Vastram – The Splendid World of Indian Textiles’, sponsored by the ICCR as part of the celebrations to mark 60 years of India-Oman diplomatic ties. The Exhibition is organized at Promenade Garden in Muscat Avenues Mall and has attracted a large number of visitors.



Onam celebrations hosted by Modern Exchange

Ambassador attended Onam celebrations hosted by Modern Exchange at Qurum Amphitheatre on 15th October in which renowned playback singer Chitra, who is affectionately called as Lata Mangeshkar of South, and singers accompanying her, rendered a number of beautiful songs.



‘Jhankaar Spectrum 2015’ at Indian School Muscat

Ambassador inaugurated on 13th October ‘Jhankaar Spectrum 2015’ at Indian School Muscat in which Indian students from 19 Indian Schools in Oman participated to showcase their talent in music, dance, film-making, literature, etc.



Oman-India Investment Meet

Ambassador addressed Oman-India Investment Meet organized on 12th October by ITHRAA, the Omani Public Sector Organisation responsible for promoting investment in collaboration with CII. Over a dozen Indian companies participated in the Meet. Ambassador underlined the priority accorded to promoting bilateral trade and investments by the Embassy and its commitment to facilitate more business interactions. Ambassador later met at the Embassy the Indian companies with a view to apprised them of the opportunities available in Oman for investments.



Incredible India 2015' Roadshow in Muscat

Ministry of Tourism, in association with the Embassy of India, organized an 'Incredible India 2015' Road show in Muscat at Hotel Crown Plaza on October 11, 2015 to showcase to the tour operators, airlines, hospitality sectors, and people and other stake-holders in Oman the panoramic ambit of attractive destinations in India, and also to highlight the availability and features of sectors other than the conventional sector of cultural tourism.



Embassy organized Business Interaction Meet on October 6, 2015

Embassy organized Business Interaction Meet (B2B) on Oct 6 for the visiting Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI)’s trade delegation at Infra Oman (Oct 5-7, 2015). 12 Indian companies from infrastructure, construction and building material sectors participated in the exhibition.



a concert of renowned singer Pandit Hridayanath Mangeshkar

On October 4, under the patronage of the Embassy a concert of renowned singer Pandit Hridayanath Mangeshkar and his daughter Ms. Radha Mangeshkar was organized at the Embassy.



Ambassador launched a poetry book

On October 3, Ambassador launched a poetry book “Triangulum” by Ms. Sushmita Gupta, Sushmita Majumdar and Rajib Chakravarty at a function organized at the Embassy. The event was attended by prominent members of the Indian community.



International Day of Non-violence

The 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the annual International Day of Non-violence was celebrated at the Embassy on 02 October together with Rajayoga for Social Development, in which diplomatic corps, Omani youth and Indian school students also participated. Ambassador delivered a keynote speech.



On October 2, Ambassador visited Jalan Bani Bu Hassan and met members of Indian community

On October 2, Ambassador, accompanied by the Community Welfare Officer, visited Jalan Bani Bu Hassan and met members of Indian community and workers, who had gathered in thousands under the banner of Pravasi Jalan to celebrate Onam.



Ambassador visited Salalah during 27-29 September, 2015

Ambassador visited Salalah during 27-29 September, where he interacted with the Indian Community in an Open House. Ambassador had meeting with officials at Salalah Free Zone. He also visited the Port of Salalah to familiarize with the facilities for the visiting Indian Naval and commercial ships



Ambassador visited workers Camp at Sohar

On September 25, Ambassador, accompanied by Community Welfare Officer, visited Sohar to meet Indian Community. He interacted with the community and then met Indian workers at a workers’ camp at an L&T Plant.



Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of 1965 War

Indian Social Club celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1965 War at the Embassy on 22 September 2015. The event was attended by prominent members of Indian diaspora, including Indian war veterans living in Muscat. The Ambassador gave a keynote speech. A detailed presentation was made by a retired army officer, while two war veterans told their 1965 war reminisces.

27/09/2015

Muscat

Ambassador's call on Omani dignitaries

Ambassador called on Chairman, Majlis al-Shura H. E. Mr. Khalid Hilal Nasser Al Ma’awali on 20 September 2015 and discussed the ways to expand the existing exchanges and cooperation between the Parliament of India and Majlis al-Shura of Oman.



Visit of Western Fleet to Muscat

Commanding Officers of the visiting Ships, INS Delhi, INS Trishul, INS Tabar and INS Deepak, which are on a visit to Muscat, called on Ambassador in his office on 19 September 2015.


A welcome Reception was hosted on 19th September 2015by the Indian Social Club and Embassy of India, Muscat in honour of the Commanding Officers and sailors of four Indian Naval Ships. The Indian Naval Band gave an exhilarating performance at the Embassy Auditorium. The Reception was attended by Omani dignitaries and prominent members of Indian community.


A Reception-cum-dinner was hosted by Ambassador on-board INS Deepak on 20 September 2015, which was attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, Defence Attaches, Omani dignitaries and prominent members of the Indian community


22/09/2015

Muscat

‘Hindi Pakhwara’ & Hindi Divas

‘Hindi Pakhwara’ from September 1-15, with ‘Hindi Diwas’ on September 14, 2015, was celebrated at the Embassy by organizing competitions in skills in Hindi language among all officials of the Embassy. Ambassador distributed prizes and certificates to the winners with a view to encourage use of Hindi.



Oman SME Summit

Ambassador addressed the Oman SME Summit which was organized in Muscat on 13-14 September 2015. Highlighting India’s experiences in development of SMEs in India as well as skill development of Indian youth, he offered to share India’s experience with Oman in development of its own SME sector.



Reception by Ambassador

Ambassador hosted a Reception/Dinner in honour of visiting NORKA delegation from Kerala on September 10, 2015 to which members of Indian community in Oman from Kerala were invited to interact with the visiting delegation. The interaction was very fruitful.



Ambassador's call on Omani dignitaries

Ambassador called on H.E. Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoud Al Mantheri, President, Majlis al Dawla on 10 September 2015. They discussed parliamentary cooperation and exchanges between the two counties. Ambassador also called on H. E. Dr. Abdul Munim Mansur Said Al Hasani, Minister of Information on the same day. They discussed cooperation in fields of journalism and press.


Ambassador called on H. E. General Sultan Mohammed Al Nu'amani, Minister of Royal Office on September 14, 2015. They discussed the matters of mutual interest.


Ambassador called on H. E. Sayyid Saud Hilal Hamad Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat on September 16, 2015. They discussed mutual cooperation in development of sustainable and smart cities.




India-Oman Business Meet

The Embassy of India, Muscat organized on 8th September, 2015 a Business Meet for the visiting Indian delegation from the food, commodity and processing industry and healthcare sector to provide them a platform for business interaction with their Omani counterparts for doing business in Oman.

08/09/2015

Muscat

69th Independence Day of India 2015 Cup Hockey Festival

 



H. E. Ambassador of India Mr. Indra Mani Pandey inaugurated the 7th edition of the Theatre Festival at Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat on 21/08/2015.

 

22/08/2015

Muscat

The 69th Independence Day celebrations at Embassy of India, Muscat

The 69th Independence Day of India was celebrated today morning at the premises of Indian Embassy in Muscat. Over 350 members of the Indian Community joined the celebration.


Shri Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of Honourable President of India to the Nation. Students from the Indian School Darsait led the gathering in singing the National Anthem, followed by other patriotic songs. Honourable Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort was screened. Earlier in the morning today, Ambassador unfurled the Tri-colour at Indian School Al Seeb in presence of thousands of students, teachers and parents.




Arrival of Amb. H.E. Indra Mani Pandey in Oman

Ambassador H.E. Indra Mani Pandey presented copy of his Credentials to H.E. Mohammed Yousuf Al-Zarafi, Under Secretary for Administration and Finance Affairs, MoFA, Oman



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Sohar in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Nizwa in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Muscat in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Muladha in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Mabela in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Jalan in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Ibri in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Darsait in Oman

 



International Yoga Day celebration at Indian School Buraimi in Oman

 



Indian Embassy, Muscat celebrates International Yoga Day

Indian Embassy, Muscat celebrates the first International Yoga Day at 6.00 a.m this morning. More than 100 people attended the Yoga demonstration and celebrations at the Embassy auditorium. Mr. Ali Al Habsi, Captain of the Oman National Football team also endorsed the celebrations. His letter on the occasion is here.

21/06/2015

Muscat

Yoga practice session at Embassy 0n 13th June 2015

 



External Affaris Minister chairs Conference of Heads of Missions in GCC Countries in New Delhi (June 07, 2015)

 



IYD practice session at Indian School, Muscat

 



Warm up for the International Day of Yoga at the Embassy of India, Muscat on 05 June, 2015

 



A full day yoga event 2015 to flag off events leading up to International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2015 was organized by Indian Social Club, Muscat in association with Indian Embassy, Muscat on 22nd may, 2015.

 



Indian Film Festival (IFF) from April 27 - 29, 2015 at City Cinema at Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat.

To commemmorate 60 years of India-Oman Diplomatic Relations, Indian Embassy in association with City Cinema, Muscat and Yash Raj Films, India organized Indian Film Festival (IFF) from April 27 - 29, 2015 at City Cinema at Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat. The IFF was inaugugrated by H.E Mr. Hamad Hilal Al-Mamari, Under Secretary for Cultural Affairs at Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Oman on April 27, 2015. The event was attended by Omani dignitaries, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Diplomats, CEOs of the local Corporate and eminent members of Indian Community.


Muscat

Visit by India Medical Tourism Destination (IMTD) delegation from April 12-13, 2015

An India Medical Tourism Destination (IMTD) delegation comprising of 25 leading hospitals-medical institutions in India under the auspices of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) participated in India-Oman Health Exhibition-cum- Continuing Medical Education (CME) on April 12-13, 2015 at Muscat. Representatives from Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India also participated in the event and gave demonstration of Yoga. The event was organized in association with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Oman Medical Association (OMA) and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI). H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid Al Saeedi, the Minister of Health of Oman was Chief Guest at the Inaugural Event. The visit by, the strongest ever, health/medical delegation from India to Oman coincided with the Diamond Jubilee or 60th Anniversary of the establishment of India-Oman diplomatic relations in 1955. An important objective of this visit was to explore possibilities of joint ventures both in private and government health sector of Oman, training of doctors and paramedics and to showcase state-of-the-art facilities available in India for treatment. A B2B meeting between visiting Indian delegation and Omani Medical/Healthcare professionals was organized by Embassy of India on April 12, 2015.

15-04-2015

Muscat

FICCI delegation visits Oman from March 30- April 2, 2015

54-member FICCI delegation visited Oman from March 30- April 2, 2015 to participate in the “Big Show Oman 2015” exhibition at Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. The Embassy of India, Muscat organized Business Interaction Meet (B2B meeting) at the Embassy Auditorium for FICCI delegates to interact with their Omani counterparts for establishing contacts for possible business tie-ups/joint ventures.

02-04-2015

Muscat

ITEC Annual Day function- 2015 at the Embassy

Embassy of India, Muscat celebrated the annual ‘ITEC Day’ with very enthusiastic participation of ITEC alumni from Oman on February 25, 2015 at the Embassy lawns. This year the ITEC celebrations were special as we commemorate the 60th Anniversary or the Diamond Jubilee of the establishment of India-Oman diplomatic relations. H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Services, Sultanate of Oman graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the evening. The function was attended by around 200 ITEC alumni as well as senior functionaries of Omani Government. Member of Royal family & Chief of Protocol in Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Members of Shoura Council, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), senior officials from various Ministries, Oman Air etc. were among the dignitaries who attended the ITEC Day function.

26-02-2015

Muscat

EAM’s interaction with the Indian Community at the Embassy

Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj held a meeting on February 17, 2015 with the Indian community in Oman at Embassy of India, Muscat. Large number of NRIs/PIO interacted with EAM, which was well appreciated and applauded by the Indian expatriates.

17-02-2015

Muscat

External Affairs Minister’s meetings

Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt Sushma Swaraj held meetings today (18/02/2015) with Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers H.H Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, H.E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and Minister of Royal Office & Head of Defence Council H.E General Sultan bin Mohammed al Nu’amani and discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

18-02-2015

Muscat

Smt Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Oman

Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt Sushma Swaraj arrived on 17/02/2015 on two-day official visit to Oman at the invitation of the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah. During the visit, the two sides would discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

17-02-2015

Muscat

Republic Day Reception

In the evening, an official Reception was hosted by Ambassador in which H.E. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, was the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by 11 other dignitaries from the Omani Government. In his speech, Ambassador underscored that 2015 marked the Diamond Jubilee of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between India and Oman. The event was attended by diplomats and prominent members of the Indian Community, local Omanis and press & media persons. A Garba troupe from Gujarat sponsored by ICCR also performed at this occasion.

26-01-2015

Muscat

Republic Day Celebration at Embassy of India

Embassy of India, Muscat celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Chancery premises. H.E J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of the Hon’ble President of India to the Nation. A large number of the Indian Community was present. An Indian army contingent, showcased a small parade and saluted the Tricolour in this occasion. Earlier in the morning, Ambassador unfurled the national flag and read out the President’s message at Indian School, Al Mabella



Visit of Indian Coastguard Ship,(ICGS) Vijit to Muscat (January 4-7, 2015)

 

4-01-2015


Army-to-Army exercise Al Najah-I (Success-I)

 



Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled through Electronic Travel Authorization (TVoA-ETA) for Omani nationals

Embassy of India, Muscat in association with India Tourism, Dubai organized a familiarization seminar on ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled through Electronic Travel Authorization (TVoA-ETA) facility for Omani nationals’ on Dec 14, 2014 in the Embassy Auditorium. The event was well received and appreciated by Omani Government officials, heads of consular departments of embassies, tour operators, travel trade, hotel and airline representatives, and stakeholders in tourism flows between India and Oman.

16-12-2014

Muscat

The Embassy of India, Muscat organized India Business Seminar on November 12, 2014 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Muscat

The Embassy of India, Muscat organized India Business Seminar on November 12, 2014 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Muscat to attract Omani investments to India. The event was held under the framework of the Market Expansion Activity (MEA). H.E Abdul Sallam al-Murshidi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), Sultanate of Oman was the Chief Guest at the Seminar. The event was received overwhelming response from the business community in Oman and was found very useful and informative. The Embassy of India, Muscat managed to get key speakers from State Bank of India, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi for the event.

12-11-2014

Muscat

Ambassador of India hosted a welcome dinner for H.E Ali Bin Masoud al-Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Oman and his delegation that visited India recently for Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) and Joint Business Council (JBC) from October 28-31, 2014.

 

07-11-2014

Muscat

The Commerce & Industry Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, H. E. Dr. Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidy calling on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhavan on October 27, 2014.

 



‘Know India Seminar’ on October 26, 2014 at Hotel Crowne Plaza , Muscat

India Tourism, Dubai in association with the Embassy of India, Muscat organized the ‘Know India Seminar’ on October 26, 2014 at Hotel Crowne Plaza , Muscat for promoting the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India’s latest Campaign “Find What You Seek’ and ‘India- A 365 days destination’. 

27/10/2014

Muscat

FICCI Infra delegation visits Oman from October 19-22, 2014

6-member FICCI Infra delegation visited Oman from October 19-22, 2014 to participate in ‘Infra Oman' exhibition at Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. On the sideline of Infra Oman exhibition, the delegation also visited Sohar Free Zone and Port of Sohar to explore business opportunities available in shipping, cargo handling, infrastructure/construction and heavy engineering sector. The Embassy of India, Muscat organized Business Interaction Meet (B2B meeting) on 20th October, 2014 at the Embassy Auditorium for FICCI delegates to interact with their Omani counterparts for establishing possible business tie-ups/joint ventures. 

23-10-2014

Muscat

Make in India event at Embassy of India, Muscat

Embassy of India, Muscat organised an event to show the live-telecast of the launch of the ‘Make in India’ campaign by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in the Embassy auditorium. Prior to PM’s live telecast, the Mission showed the documentary on ‘100 days of the new Government-the making of manufacturing driven economy’.


In his address, Ambassador of India while providing an overview of the growing Indian economy, highlighted strong Indo-Oman bilateral economic commercial relations. Ambassador referred to the new Government’s economic reform agenda and investment friendly initiatives of the new Government.


The event received overwhelming response with attendance by more than 200 participants comprising officials from the Omani Government, CEOs of sovereign funds and companies, representatives from business houses, senior management from banks and financial institutions, investors, prominent NRIs and Press/media persons from Muscat and other parts of the country. Prominent among them were H.E Mohammed Salim Issa Al-Amri, Shoura Council member, H.E Abdulsalam Al-Murshidi CEO of State General Reserve Fund, and the Co-chairman of India-Oman Joint Business Council.


The Prime Minister’s address and launching of ‘Make in India’ campaign including launch of the impressive ‘Make in India’ logo, release of 25 sector specific Make in India booklets and makeinindia.com website were applauded by the audience. This was followed by Ambassador’s presentation titled ‘India-an Investment Destination’. The event was concluded with interactive Q&A session-cum-panel discussion. Apart from Ambassador, the panelists were key persons like Dr. Rabi N. Mishra, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India presently on deputation to the Central Bank of Oman as Financial Stability Expert; Mr. Pankaj Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas LLC & Co-Chairman of India-Oman JBC; Mr Rajeev Singh, Partner, Ernst & Young, and Mr Sachin Kumar B.P, Chief Financial Partner, Manohar Chowdhary & Associates, Chartered Accountant, Bengaluru.


25 September, 2014

Muscat

Hindi Diwas at Embassy of India, Muscat on 15th September, 2014

Like the previous years, Hindi Diwas was celebrated in the Embassy of India, Muscat on 15th September, 2014 with lot of enthusiasm. The Mission organized competitions in the subjects of Noting, Drafting and Essay Writing in Hindi on 11th of September and recitation of self-composed poetry on 15th September, 2014 when the Ambassador read out Foreign Secretary’s message to the officials of the Ministry of External Affairs asking them to adopt more and more usage of Hindi in our official working, and gave away prizes to the winners from among India-based as well as local employees of the Mission, who all ingeniously participated in the events.

15 September, 2014

Muscat

Embassy hosts Sufi Music concert

Embassy of India organized a musical concert of Sufi music by Sonam Kalra and her group. The musical troupe was sponsored by ICCR and Indian Social Club was their local host. Select Ambassadors and DCMs, with their spouses, from the diplomatic corps and members of the Indian community formed the audience. The troupe performed the previous night in Salalah, as well.

September 14, 2014

Muscat

68th Independence Day celebrations on 15th August, 2014 at Embassy of India, Muscat.

68th Independence Day of India was celebrated on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the premises of the Chancery of the Indian Embassy in Muscat where a large number of members of the Indian Community gathered in the morning, with patriotic fervour.  

 

H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of the Hon’ble President of India to the Nation. Students from the Indian School Al-Wadi Al-Kabir led the gathering in singing of the National Anthem, followed by other patriotic songs befitting the occasion. Earlier in the morning, Ambassador also unfurled the Tri-colour at Indian School Al-Ghubra in the presence of students, teachers and parents. 

 

In his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador congratulated the Indian Community in Oman whose diligence, sincerity and professionalism is well recognized by all, and complimented them for their outstanding contributions in strengthening our friendly relations with Oman and in its march of progress, and also being valued partners in the economic development of their land of adoption. Ambassador reiterated that the historical maritime links between India and Oman have since grown to a strategic partnership and thanked the Government and people of Oman for their warmth and the continued support for the Indian community in the Sultanate.  

 

Ambassador also announced that the ‘Open House’ at the Embassy which was thus far being held once a month, will now onwards be held on all working days between 1000-1200 hrs and can be availed of by members of the Indian community resident in Oman. 

 

August 15, 2014

Muscat

Art exhibition ‘Floral-Fauna’ by Deputy Chief of Misssion

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in association with the Omani Society for Fine Arts under the Diwan of Royal Court of the Sultanate of Oman hosted the exhibition of art works by Mr. Bimal Saigal, Deputy Chief of the Embassy of India, Muscat.  The exhibition titled ‘Floral-Fauna’ was inaugurated on 12th of May, 2014 by Amb. H.H. Sayyid Mohammed bin Salem Ali Al Said, Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in presence of senior Omani functionaries, ambassadors and diplomats and a large number of art-lovers drawn from different walks of life and nationalities, and was open to public till 18th of May, 2014.

The exhibition depicting figurines of human and animal forms extracted from branches and roots of plants and trees was a unique experience for all and it generated a lot of media interest and coverage in Oman for many days to come.  Artist-diplomat Saigal has pioneered this novel art, which he has been practicing for about 25 years and has since raised a large collection of such life-like forms.  He is modest in saying that he has only adopted what the nature as an artist supreme has created for us all.

May 12, 2014

Muscat

Embassy of India, Muscat organized a ‘Business Interaction Meet’ for the Indian delegates to the OGWA-2014

March 31, 2014

Embassy premises

Embassy of India in Muscat celebrates the Golden Jubilee of ITEC Programme

Embassy of India, Muscat celebrated the annual ‘ITEC Day’ on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. This year’s event was a special one as it marked the 50th year Golden Jubilee of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, popularly known with its acronym - ITEC. H.E. Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower was the Chief Guest.

Celebrated on the premises of the Indian Embassy, the Dinner Reception in the evening was attended by a large gathering of about 250 guests comprising a large number of ITEC Alumni, Member of the Shura Council, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, senior officials in the Omani Government, representing various Ministries, and media.

March 26, 2014

Muscat

Visit of Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman

Visit of His Excellency Mr. Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Sultanate of Oman to India from 27-28 February, 2014.



Republic Day Reception

The Embassy of India, Muscat hosted Republic Day Reception on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Around 650 invitees representing senior Omani Government dignitaries, including members of State Council and Consultative Council; members of diplomatic corps, and prominent Indians among the Expatriate Community attended the Reception at which H. E. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs was the chief guest.



The Embassy of India, Muscat celebrates 65th Republic Day of India

On the occasion of the 65th Republic Day of India- the anniversary celebrations to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950- H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony organized at the Embassy of India premises. The Embassy function was attended by around 250 members of the Indian Community from all walks of life. Children of Indian School Muscat sang the National Anthem and patriotic songs.

Earlier in the morning, Ambassador unfurled the Indian National Flag, and witnessed a march-past at Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabier and read out Hon’ble President of India’s Address to the Nation. Around 500 members of the Indian Community, including parents, teachers and students were present at Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir. Children of the School sang the national anthem and patriotic songs and presented a colorful cultural program showcasing glimpses of India on the occasion.



Republic day Celebrations and Beating the Retreat Celebrations will be live streamed on DD's official YouTube Channel.

January 23, 2014


Visit from the National Archives of India

A two-member delegation from the National Archives of India visited Oman from December 30 to January 02, 2014. The delegation was headed by Shri V. Srinivas, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and the officiating Director-General of the National Archives of India. During the visit, discussions were held with the National Records and Archives Authority of Oman for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of archives.



India Business Seminar 2013

The Embassy of India organized India Business Seminar on December 11, 2013 at which H.E. Mr. Mohammed Jawad bin Hassan bin Sulaiman, Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Sultanate of Oman was the Chief Guest. In his opening remarks, Ambassador, Mr. J.S. Mukul gave an overview of the strong India-Oman bilateral trade relations, while five expert speakers from the Confederation of Indian Industries and the State Bank of India addressed the gathering of 150 Omani CEOs, senior Government functionaries, financial experts and businessmen on business, trade and investment opportunities in India.



Embassy of India celebrated Diwali on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Members of the Embassy of India in Muscat had a fun-filled evening as they celebrated Diwali on Saturday, November 02, 2013. Officers, members of staff and their spouses & children showed their hidden talents in poetry, dance, singing and other artistic skills, like preparing the traditional Rangoli while in the true spirit of the festive celebrations they enjoyed and entertained an in-house audience at the Embassy Auditorium.



Deputy National Security Adviser of India visits Oman

Deputy National Security Adviser of India, Shri Nehchal Sandhu visited Oman from October 21-22, 2013 and held discussions with his counterpart, the Secretary General of the National Security Council of Oman. During his visit, the Deputy National Security Adviser also had separate meetings with the Omani Minister of Royal Office; Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs; Inspector-General of Police & Customs; and the Chief of Staff, Sultan’s Armed Forces.



FIEO delegation visited Oman from 23-25 September, 2013

A 22-member delegation from the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) visited Oman from 23-25 September, 2013 to participate in the Med-Health & Wellness Exhibition 2013. The Embassy of India, Muscat organized business interaction meet at Embassy Auditorium on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.



A delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) visited Oman from 10-14 September, 2013

A delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) visited Oman from 10-14 September, 2013.  The delegation called on the Chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and later had business-to-business meetings at the premises of the OCCI and the Embassy of India.  The delegation also visited the port cities of Sohar and Salalah. 



‘Hindi Diwas’ on September 18, 2013 at Embassy of India, Muscat

Like the previous years, ‘Hindi Diwas’ was celebrated in the Mission with enthusiasm. A large number of officers and India-based as well as local staff members participated in various categories of competitions organized for promoting the use of Hindi in official work. Those who excelled were rewarded with prizes and certificates.



67th Independence Day celebrations on 15th August, 2013 at Embassy of India, Muscat.

67th Independence Day of India was celebrated on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in the premises of the Chancery of the Indian Embassy in Muscat where a large number of members of the Indian Community gathered in the morning, with patriotic fervour.

H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of the Hon’ble President of India to the Nation. Students from the Indian School Muscat led the gathering in singing of the National Anthem, followed by other patriotic songs befitting the occasion.

In his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador congratulated the Indian Community in Oman whose diligence, sincerity and professionalism is well recognized by all, and complimented them for their outstanding contributions in strengthening our friendly relations with Oman and in its march of progress, and also being valued partners in the economic development of their land of adoption. Ambassador said that the historic friendly relations between India and Oman have since grown to a strategic partnership and thanked the Government and people of Oman for their warmth and the continued support for the Indian community in the Sultanate.



Eid Milan 2013



India Business Seminar

Embassy of India organized an ‘India Business Seminar’ on March 24, 2013 at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Muscat at which H.E. Ahmed Hasan Al Dheeb, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry was the Chief Guest. The seminar aimed at highlighting the opportunities of doing business with India, promoting bilateral economic-commercial relations and showcasing attractive investment sectors/options in India along with practical modalities for businessmen. Ambassador of India, H.E. J.S. Mukul and distinguished speakers from the Confederation of Indian Industry and ICICI Bank made their presentations.



India at the Medical Tourism Conference and Exhibition

Indian companies participated in the Medical Tourism Conference and Exhibition held in Muscat during April 2013 with collaboration of the Omani Ministry of Health.



Science India Fiesta

The two-day Science India Fiesta, 2013 to honour the talented students, organized by the Science India Forum Muscat under the umbrella of India’s Vigyan Bharati and under the patronage of the Embassy of India, was held in Muscat on April 26, 2013.



Indian culture celebrated at India House

Mrs. Mita Mukul, wife of H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India hosted Ambassadors’ Wives Group at India House on April 29, 2013 and shared the best of Indian culture with the guests.



Expansion of Indian School Sur

H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador laid the Foundation Stone for a new block of the Indian School Sur, on May 18, 2013.



The New India Assurance tie-up

The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., the leading Indian Insurance Company in Oman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Money Exchange for a tie-up on an accident insurance scheme. The MOU was signed on June 15, 2013 in presence of H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India.



India’s Chief of Naval Staff Visits Sultanate of Oman

The Chief of the Naval Staff of India, Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, accompanied by an official delegation visited the Sultanate of Oman from April 13-16, 2013 and held discussions with senior defence officials of the Sultanate and also visited many units of the Royal Navy of Oman during his stay. The Indian CNS also addressed the officers and staff of the Command & Staff College, Bait Al Falaj.



Visit of Parliamentary Friendship Group to India

An eleven-member Omani Parliamentary Delegation, led by H.E. Abdullah Salim Nasser Al Makhaini visited India from April 22 to 26, 2013 and held the first-ever meeting of India- Oman Parliamentary Friendship Group, in New Delhi. The Group comprising members of the Shura Council called on External Affairs Minister & MOS (EA), visited Parliament Library & Museum, and witnessed the proceedings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. During its visit to Mumbai, the Group called on the Governor of Maharashtra.



India Business Seminar in Muscat

Muscat, March 25, 2013 – Embassy of India organised an ‘India Business Seminar’ on March 24, 2013 at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Muscat. H.E. Ahmed Hasan Al-Dheeb, Undersecretary in Ministry of Commerce & Industry was the chief guest on the occasion. The Seminar aimed at highlighting the opportunities of doing business with India, promoting bilateral economic-commercial relations and showcasing attractive investment sectors/options in India along with practical modalities for businessmen. The Seminar was attended by around 130 participants comprising senior officials from the Omani Government, members of Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), CEOs of companies, representatives from business houses, senior management from banks and financial institutions, business professionals from Muscat and other parts of the country.


In his welcome address, J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India, highlighted the strong Indo-Oman economic-commerical relations and provided an overview of the Indian economy. He referred to the Government’s reform agenda showing that the India growth story remained intact and resilient. He recalled the Embassy’s continuing endeavour to strengthen bilateral business links between the two countries. He noted the Embassy’s facilitation and promotional efforts for increasing trade and investments flows between the two countries. He pointed out that during the first ten months of 2012, India had become the largest destination of non-oil exports from Oman.


The India Business Seminar provided a platform for exchange of information and ideas about opportunities available for India-Oman business including investment joint ventures. Speakers from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and ICICI-Securities presented different aspects of doing business in India. Mr. Naveen Narayanan, Joint Managing Director, SSA Business in India from CII spoke about investment opportunities available in India covering FII and FDI in real estate, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, hospitals, etc. Mr. Piyush Garg, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer in ICICI Securities gave an overview of the Indian economy including the recent Indian budget. Mr. Sandipan Roy, Head-Investment & Family Offices Advisory, ICICI, presented Indian business opportunities and procedural modalities. The presentations were followed by an interesting and lively Question and Answer session.



Indian participation in Muscat Festival

A troupe of young Bharat Natyam dancers from the Sridevi Nrithyalaya of Chennai visited Oman and participated in the Muscat International Folklore Festival giving an outstanding performance on February 21, 2013. The dance group also gave a performance in the Auditorium of the Embassy of India on February 23, 2013.



Indian Embassy Celebrates ITEC Day with Omani Alumni

The Embassy of India, Muscat celebrated ‘ITEC Day’ on Monday, 18 February, 2013. With an impressive turnout of about two hundred fifty alumni from Oman who had benefitted from the training and other educational programmes in India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, the Dinner Reception at the lawns of India House was attended by several high-ranking officials in the Omani Government, among whom H.E. Eng. Ali Bin Mohammed Al Abri, Undersecretary for Water Resources, Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources was the Chief Guest at the function. 


Delivering his welcome address at the 300-strong gathering, H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India briefed the participants and other guests on the highlights of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme and its progress and expansion since inception on 15 September 1964 under the vision of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that India would share its unique socio-economic development experience and technological achievements with other developing countries. The ITEC programme represents the Government of India’s earnest attempts to share the fruits of its economic and technical progress with other developing countries in the South-South Cooperation framework, he added. 


Ambassador informed further that the ITEC, originating on a modest scale, has since graduated in magnitude, geographical spread, and innovative forms of technical cooperation. Today, ITEC extends to 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries. ITEC, essentially envisaged as a bilateral programme of cooperation, has evolved and expanded over the years. One of the major activities under ITEC is vocational training or capacity building imparted by 47 state-of-the-art institutions conducting around 300 courses, having over 8000 scholarships per year. ITEC covers a very wide range of subjects from traditional areas to leading-edge technologies. IT and English language courses are amongst the most popular. 
India’s ITEC programme dovetails very well with the Sultanate’s priorities of human resource development, capacity building, skills upgradation through education, training and vocational courses for increased jobs. Under ITEC, India had been extending 50 fully-funded training scholarships to Oman annually. Given its popularity, ITEC slots were increased for Oman to 80 last year, i.e. 2011-12. The ITEC scholarships have been further raised to 125 this year, i.e. 2012-13. This marks an increase of 150% over one year or so. Clearly, ITEC has acquired a brand name or distinct image of its own in Oman. 


Recent innovations in the Programme include building ITEC alumni networks at three levels – globally, institution-wise and country-based – for keeping in touch with peers, trainers and institutes. Social media tools, including the Ministry of External Affairs’ exclusive facebook page for ITEC alumni, have been made available. Indian Missions abroad celebrate ITEC day to bring together alumni and to renew contacts. 


During the function, ITEC alumni shared their experiences of their training time in India and said that they enjoyed their India stay as it is a country rich in cultural heritage with modern development. They spoke highly about the benefits derived from their participation in ITEC training courses and the quality time spent off campus as cosmopolitan environment and easy acceptance of all cultures and customs makes India a friendly nation. 

February 18, 2013

Muscat

The Embassy of India, Muscat celebrates 64th Republic Day of India

On the occasion of the 64th Republic Day of India, the anniversary celebrations to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950, H.E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony organised at the Embassy of India premises. The Embassy function was attended by around 400 members of the Indian Community from all walks of life. Children of Indian School Wadi Kabir sang the National Anthem and patriotic songs.


Earlier in the morning, Ambassador unfurled the Indian National Flag, and witnessed a march-past at Indian School Muscat and read out the Hon’ble President of India’s Address to the Nation. Around 500 members of the Indian Community including parents, teachers and students were present at Indian School Muscat. A bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was unveiled and a new school website launched. Children of the School sang the National Anthem and patriotic songs and presented a colorful cultural program showcasing the Glimpses of India on the occasion.

 

January 26, 2013

Muscat

New Year celebrations on 31st December, 2012 at the Embassy lawns.

The Embassy of India, Muscat in association with the Indian Social Club, Muscat organized New Year celebrations on 31st December, 2012 at the Embassy lawns.



Incredible India 2012' Roadshow in Muscat

Ministry of Tourism, in association with the Embassy of India, organized an 'Incredible India 2012' Roadshow in Muscat at Al Bustan Palace hotel on October 14, 2012 to showcase to the tour operators, airlines, hospitality sectors, and people and other stake-holders in Oman the panoramic ambit of attractive destinations in India, and also to highlight the availability and features of sectors other than the conventional sector of cultural tourism.



Incredible India 2012' Roadshow in Muscat

An exclusive Indian Trade Fair, 5th Indexpo Muscat 2012 was inaugurated by H. E. Ahmed bin Sulaiman bin Saleh Al Maimani Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Sultanate of Oman and Ambassador Shri J. S. Mukul on 04th September, 2012 at the Oman International Exhibition Center. Around eighty Indian companies participated in the event to showcase their products.



The Embassy of India, Muscat celebrates 66th Independence Day of India

On the occasion of the 66th Independence Day of India, H. E. J.S. Mukul, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman unfurled the Indian National Flag and read out the Address of Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony organised at the Embassy of India premises. The function was attended by around 500 members of the Indian community from all walks of life. 


In his remarks on this occasion, Ambassador extended heartiest congratulations to all Indians and persons of Indian origin living in Oman. He hailed the developments in bilateral relations, including the excellent progress in economic relations and trade, between India and Oman.


Ambassador appreciated the people to people contact between the two countries saying that India and Oman have enjoyed longstanding and traditional trading and maritime relations. He further said that these civilizational links have facilitated friendly relations between the two countries.

 

August 15, 2012

Muscat

Port call to Muscat by Indian Naval warships alongwith aircraft carrier Viraat

India-Oman relations are exceptionally close having reached the level of a strategic partnership. In this framework, Indian Naval ships would be making a port call at Muscat from 21-23 June, 2012. The ships scheduled to visit Muscat include the aircraft carrier INS Viraat accompanied by stealth frigate INS Talwar and indigenously built guided missile frigate INS Ganga. These three ships are part of the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy. Captain AB Singh, VSM, Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat is the Officer in Tactical Command for this Carrier Task Group, which would return to India by end of this month. 


INS Viraat was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 12 May, 1987. The carrier operates the short-take-off fighter aircraft Sea Harriers with vertical landing capability. Antisubmarine helicopter Sea King 42B and Chetak helicopters for search and rescue purpose are also operated from the ship. The carrier is equipped with self-defence capability of anti-missile defence system and long-range surveillance system on a Maritime Domain Awareness network with other fleet ships and shore headquarters. These surveillance systems and sensors of her integral air assets and other screen ships of the formation enable her to maintain an enhanced surveillance bubble around the force. The Sea Harrier fighters are equipped with anti-shipping missiles (AShM), long-range beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (AAM), bombs and rockets. The Sea King helicopters are equipped with long-range radar, ESM suite, dunking Sonar and sonobuoys. The armaments carried by this helicopter include anti-submarine torpedoes, depth charges and anti-shipping missiles (AShM). The ship is manned by approximately 140 officers and 1400 sailors and has facilities and amenities to cater for requirements of all personnel onboard.


The other two frigates accompanying the Carrier Task Group are INS Talwar and INS Ganga. While Ganga has been indigenously built, Talwar has been built in Russia as per Indian design requirements. Both Talwar and Ganga are manned by around 30 officers and 300 sailors each. INS Talwar is fitted with long-range air survelliance radar and credible sonar for detection of submarines. INS Talwar carries one Air Early Warning (AEW) helicopter Kamov 31, a force multiplier against air threat. The arsenal onboard Talwar include long-range anti- shipping hypersonic cruise missiles, medium-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, medium-range gun, close-in weapon system, anti-submarine rockets and torpedoes. Talwar is being commanded by Captain SK Chauhan. INS Ganga is armed with guided missiles, medium-range gun, anti-missile defence SAM system, close-in weapon system, anti-submarine torpedoes and a state-of-the-art towed array sonar. Ganga has been designed to carry two Sea King 42B anti-submarine helicopters. She is commanded by Captain BR Prakash.


The ships would be berthed alongside at Port Sultan Qaboos from 21-23 June. The ships would remain open for visit by the general public from 1000 hrs – 1600 hrs on Friday, 22 Jun 12. All visitors are requested to carry proof of identity and park their vehicles outside the port in Jibroo yard. Shuttle buses would be available for the visitors between the ships and the parking area..

 

June 20, 2012

Muscat

Visit of Indian Naval Ship TEG to Salalah, Oman

INS Teg paid a port visit to Salalah on June 15, 2012. She was commissioned on 27 April 2012 at Kaliningrad, Russia. The state - of - the-art, stealth frigate with its formidable arsenal has a combination of diverse weapon systems which includes the BRAHMOS missile system. Teg reinforces the growing strength of the Indian Navy and considerably extends the Blue Water capability of the Indian Navy's fleet.


The ship's crest embodies two crossed swords against the blue sky and ocean waves which symbolize strength, responsibility and commitment to a righteous cause. The ship can also embark and operate an anti - submarine or an early warning helicopter Kamov 31, as a dominant force multiplier.


Specially incorporated design features ensure reduction in radar cross section, infrared, magnetic and acoustic signatures and enhance the ship's stealth capability.


The ship was commanded by Captain Rakesh Kumar Dahiya, a 'Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist.


The ship was on its maiden passage post commissioning and halted at Salalah from June 15-18, 2012.



What's New

Events

The visiting folk music and dance troupe from Jammu and Kashmir gave its last performance in Salalah, hosted together by the Embassy of India Muscat and Indian Social Club Salalah on 14th February 2017. The performance was witnessed by over 400 Omani and Indian nationals.

 

A Yoga and Meditation Session was organized at Embassy Lawns on 11th February 2017 by Art of Living.