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Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
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Archeological excavations have shown that Bahrain and India enjoyed cordial relations during the Delmon Civilization and Indus valley civilization 5000 years ago. The main medium of interaction at that period was trade and commerce. When Bahrain was under the British protection, Indian Rupee was used in Bahrain. The traders of the famous Bahraini pearls used to explore all over the world including India which was one of the biggest market for their wares and return Bahrain laden with various Indian spices.
I. DIPLOMATIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONS:
Bahrain and India have always maintained a very friendly and stable relationship. Diplomatic relations have been established between Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of India at the ambassadorial level in 12 October 1971. Bahrain was attached to India by friendly political relations, as both countries are members of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The bilateral relations between the two fraternal, independent and sovereign nation states improved on political ground due to similarity of foreign policy based on the principles of the United Nations.
The Political leadership in both countries has common vision on regional peace and stability. As India is spread on a vast area of South-east Asia with commercial and economical importance, and Bahrain by its geographical and strategic situation in the Gulf region occupies prominent place internationally. Bahrain and India have common views about several issues i.e regional stability and they cooperate in the international organizations.
II. OFFICIAL VISITS FROM BOTH SIDES:
Visits and meetings between officials of both countries prove that there is positive and permanent communications in various fields. The most important visits of high dignitaries and responsible persons from the two countries are as the following :
VISITS FROM BAHRAIN’S SIDE
VISITS FROM INDIA SIDE:
III. JOINT COMMITTEE OF BAHRAIN AND INDIA:
The First Meeting of Bahrain-Indo Joint Economic and Technical Committee (JETC) was held in New Delhi in 1986, and the Second in Bahrain in 1991. The Third Session was held in New Delhi on 11-12 November 1998. The Fourth Session of the Committee was held in Manama, 14 -15 November 2007.
The two sides identified a number of areas of cooperation including economic, commercial, educational and cultural field.
IV. BILATERAL AGREEMENTS:
India and Bahrain have always maintained friendly and cordial relations. The two countries understand and appreciate each other’s view points on regional and international issues. The two countries had signed the following agreements:
V. TRADE BETWEEN KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN AND REPUBLIC OF INDIA:
Exports of Bahrain to the world countries for the 2006 (841 million Dinar)
Imports of Bahrain from world countries for the 2006 (1528 million Dinar)
A. IMPORTANT EXPORTS OF BAHRAIN TO INDIA:
Liquid Ammonia, Grains and powder of iron and steel, scraps of iron and steel, scraps of brass, plates, slices and wires of aluminum Powder of Aluminum ore or unrefined sulpher, Skin of Sheep’s with wools, Scraps of zinc and Steel, Basket of Iron and Steel pipes.
B. IMPORTANT IMPORTS FROM INDIA:
Vegetables, Mangoes, Bars and Pillars of Aluminum, Fragment, Frozen meet, Alcoholic drinks, Cigarettes, Golden Jewelries, TV Sets, Tires of cars, Frozen Fishes.
C. INDIAN COMMERCIAL AGENCIES WHICH ARE REGISTERED IN BAHRAIN:
The number of Indian commercial agencies in Bahrain which are registered is 123.
D. BRANCHES OF REGISTERED COMPANIES IN BAHRAIN:
1. Aviation Company (India Airlines).
2. Services of internal maintenance of streamers: Planners Group International.
3. Maintenance and Repairing of navel: I & I Engineers.
4. Preparation and Supply of advanced computer programmes (Technology Labs, PVT LTD).
5. Offices of representing companies Tampis Communication Lts.
6. Consultancy in system of employment and network of communication by computer PS Lab.
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