"The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean regions, vital for the security and prosperity of both countries. India is eyeing partnership with Oman as well as France for its strategic outreach in the western part of the Indian Ocean Region. "Oman is currently developing Duqm port along with a special economic zone as a regional economic hub. India has shown interest to participate in the Duqm port complex. In addition, the Indian Air Force has been holding joint exercises with its counterpart in Oman.Situated on the south-eastern seaboard of Oman, overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, the Duqm port is rapidly transforming maritime landscape in West Asia.
Source: Economic Times February 13, 2018 02:12 UTC