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At 0928 hrs IST on 15th February 2017, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.


At 0928 hrs IST on 15th February 2017, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It is the highest number of satellites launched in one single mission by any space organization.


An Indian CARTOSAT-2 series satellite, weighing 727 kgs, was launched along with 2 Indian nano satellites – INS -1 and INS-2. CARTOSAT-2 series satellites are designed for high-resolution earth observation. They have advanced cameras for cartographic applications. The total number of Indian satellites launched by PSLV now stands at 46.


In addition to 3 Indian satellites, 101 foreign nano satellites from six countries were also launched, each weighing between 1.1 kg to 4.7 kg. Of these, 96 satellites were from the United States, and 1 each from Israel, Kazakhstan, UAE, the Netherlands and Switzerland. With this successful launch, the total number of non-Indian satellites launched by India’s PSLV has reached 180.


The above launch mission involved many technical challenges such as realizing the launch of a large number of satellites during a single mission within stipulated time frame. Besides, ensuring adequate separation between all the 104 satellites during their orbital injection as well as during their subsequent orbital life was yet another challenge. With this launch, ISRO has further bolstered its impeccable scientific prowess and reinforced its credentials as a reliable partner for cooperation space applications including building and launch of satellites. As the entire nation rejoiced over the achievement of ISRO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the space scientific community and the nation for this proud feat.




All NRIs & PIOs from Oman, who have registered for their participation at the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Convention 2017 are hereby informed that an online Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Government (B2G) meeting programme has been made available at https://pbdindia.gov.in. It can be accessed directly at http://pbdb2b.in. The interactive web application will enable the registered users to pre-schedule appointments online with registered Delegates, Exhibitors, Govt. Officials and Foreign Dignitaries. Please use the facility to arrange your meetings with other delegates or Government officials. Those who have so far not registered are requested to register as it would give you an opportunity to participate in the discussions on the Government of India’s policies for promoting the welfare of NRIs as well as various ways and means for participation of NRIs in development of India



Embassy of India Muscat cordially invites all the members of Indian community in Oman with their families to join the Flag Hoisting Ceremony to celebrate the “70th Independence Day of India" on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 09:00 a.m. at Indian Embassy Premises, Al Khuwair. Please confirm your participation through mail amb.secy@indemb-oman.org or telephone (24684514). You are advised to reach the Embassy latest by 0850 A.M.


Statement by External Affairs Minister (23 July 2016)

In the last few days, leadership of Pakistan, including its Prime Minister has praised as martyr, a wanted terrorist Commander of the banned terrorist organisation Hizb ul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani. He was carrying an award of Rs.10 Lakh on his head because he had perpetrated heinous crimes including murder of elected representatives of local bodies and security forces/personnel.


Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan’s state machinery in active partnership with UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and other leading terrorists belonging to internationally proscribed organisations.


The country which has used fighter planes and artillery against millions of its own people has no right whatsoever to point a finger against our brave, professional and disciplined police and other security forces. Their restraint and respect for their fellow citizens is evident in the unusually high number of the injured personnel– more than 1700 – in the violence unleashed with the support from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir.


Behind Pakistan’s unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism lies its delusional though dangerous dream that ‘Kashmir will one day become Pakistan’, as Prime Minister Sharif said yesterday. The whole of India would like to tell Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realized even at the end of eternity. The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth into a terror hell.


Pakistan’s Prime Minister says that his good wishes are with the people of Kashmir. Sadly, it’s not Pakistan’s good wishes or moral or diplomatic support but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan’s dirty money, dangerous terrorists and duplicitous state institutions seek to destabilize the region. The statement of none other than the Prime Minister of Pakistan has betrayed this despicable design. But I would like to repeat that this dream of Pakistan will never be fulfilled.

New Delhi
July 23, 2016



The Ministry has released a short film in Hindi about safe and legal migration of Indian workers for overseas employment. The film advises intending migrants to check credentials of the agent through which they can obtain their employment visa; obtain necessary skills for the job; contact the Indian Embassy on arrival in the foreign country; and to contact the 24x7 Helpline of the Ministry for advise, information and clarifications regarding procedures for overseas employment.Please watch the film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzJL_23h2DU&feature=youtu.be


PM's address at World Sufi Forum on 17 March 2016 [ENGLISH]


Hon'ble President’s address to the nation on the eve of India’s 67th Republic Day [ENGLISH]


To celebrate the 67th Republic Day of India, a Flag Hoisting Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 at 0930 hrs. at Embassy of India, Diplomatic Area, Jamiat Al Dowal Al Arabia street, Al Khuwair. Members of the Indian community are cordially invited on this occasion. They are requested to reach the Embassy between 0900 – 0925 hrs.


President’s address to the nation on the eve of India’s 69th Independence day [ENGLISH] [HINDI]


Message from Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon’able Minister of External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs of India on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas on 24th June


Mrs Sushma Pandey, wife of Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, organized a mesmerizing and memorable evening of ‘Indian Ethnic Saree and Bridal Wear Show’ at the premises of Indian Embassy in Muscat on 25 April, 2017, showcasing the rich heritage of Indian Sarees as well as Bridal wear. It was attended by over 120 women, including spouses of diplomats, Omani women and women from within Indian community.


Yoga events held at the Embassy Auditorium as curtain-raiser to the 3rd International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2017. The sessions were organized by Muscat Energy Healing Centre and Bliss Foundation in Oman in association with Embassy of India, Muscat on 15th April, 2017.