The Kalwari class submarine of the Indian Navy has come to Ins Vela Oman. This Indian submarine has camped at Salalah port in Oman. The Indian Navy actively deploys its warships to increase security in the Indian Ocean to ensure better cooperation with friendly countries.
The purpose of this deployment is to ensure the security of India’s economic and strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and the surrounding areas. Indian Navy ships and submarines make regular port calls for friendly countries.
Relationship between India and Oman
After the arrival of the Modi government, India’s proximity with Oman has increased greatly. Historically, India and Oman have a 5000 -year concern. In 1955, diplomatic relations between India and Oman were established and the relationship was upgraded in a strategic partnership in 2008. Both countries are also members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Arabian League and the Indian Ocean Rim Association.
India and Oman also conduct military exercises together
The strategic partnership between India and Oman also leads to joint military exercises. India and Oman conducted a military exercise called Al Nagah. In addition, the Eastern Bridge Air Force Exercise is also between India and Oman. There is also a practice called Naseem Al Bahar between the navies of India and Oman.
How is the presence of Indian submarine for China-Pak
China and Pakistan are rapidly increasing their presence in the Arabian Sea to surround India. This is why China has developed Gwadar port under CPEC. The world’s most important sea passes through the coast of Oman. Every day hundreds of oil tankers come from Persian Gulf and Oman’s Gulf. In such a situation, the presence of the Indian Navy in the Emirates may be a matter of concern for Oman China and Pakistan. Oman is limited by Yemen and United Arab Emirates.