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Book release: 'Oman-India Ties Across Sea and Space'

Posted on: September 28, 2021 | Back | Print

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Book release: ‘Oman-India Ties Across Sea and Space’

A special book that chronicles the deep and timeless friendship between India and Oman, “Oman-India Ties Across Sea and Space” was formally released on 26 September 2021. The book has been published by Oman Daily Observer (Ministry of Information) in collaboration with the Embassy of India, Muscat, to commemorate the 50th National Day of Oman and 75th Year of India’s Independence, which is being celebrated as Amrit Mahotsav.

The book has been written by Mr. Samuel Kutty, Senior Editor of Oman Daily Observer and Dr. Sandhya Rao Mehta, Associate Professor of Sultan Qaboos University. It highlights the shared heritage of India & Oman and explores opportunities for enhancing India-Oman bilateral relations in various spheres.

A special event was organized at the Embassy which was graced by H.E. Ali bin Khalfan bin Salem Al Jabri, Undersecretary of Information as Chief Guest for formal release of the book. The book was released by H.E. Undersecretary of Information; H.E. Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman and both the authors during the event. The event was also attended by Senior officials from Government of Oman, Ambassadors, diplomats, senior media professionals, other Omani & Indian dignitaries and members of Indian community.

The official event started with playing of National anthems of both the countries. Videos on Amrit Mahotsav, India-Oman cooperation and glimpses of the book were played during the event.

Ambassador Munu Mahawar in his speech stated that, “there is so much to write on India-Oman relations, right from 5000 years old historical linkages, to vibrant people-to-people ties, growing economic relations, close security cooperation and immense opportunities for further expansion in all these areas, that even more than 300 pages were less to do justice to each facet of our relationship.” Ambassador conveyed best wishes for continued peace, progress & prosperity of Oman and fondly recalled the warmth & support received by him in all his engagements during his tenure.

H.E. Undersecretary of Information also gave a speech and stated that, “the valuable book marks the deep-rooted ties between the two friendly countries over decades of civilizational contact”. He added that the robust ties between both the countries shall further prosper in coming years.

Dr. Sandhya Rao Mehta and Mr. Samuel Kutty, authors of the book shared their experiences and spoke about the importance of the book, as it not only highlights the historic relations, but also explores in detail the future cooperation opportunities between India and Oman.

The event concluded with the formal book release of “Oman-India Ties Across Sea and Space”. A copy of the book was also gifted to all the distinguished guests who attended the event.

Muscat, 26 September 2021