Qatar, India kick off first-ever naval drill Nov 18, 2019 0 813 12345 Satyendra PathakDohaIn a major boost to bilateral defence ties, Qatar and India began their first-ever joint naval exercise named ‘Za’ir Al-Bahr’ meaning ‘Roar of the Sea’ off the coast of Qatar on Sunday. Indian Navy’s guided-missile stealth frigate INS Trikand and patrol aircraft P8-I arrived at the Hamad Port on Sunday to participate in the five-day inaugural edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and Qatari Amiri Naval Forces. The Qatari Amiri Naval Forces is participating in this exercise with its versatile anti-ship missile-equipped Barzan Class Fast Attack Craft and Rafale multi-task fighter aircraft. Addressing a press conference onboard INS Trikand at the Hamad Port to announce the beginning of the maiden bilateral naval exercise, India’s Ambassador to Qatar HE P Kumaran said, “INS Trikand has formidable capabilities and the time it spends with the friendly naval forces of Qatar will establish a strong platform for us to advance our shared maritime security objectives in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean.” RELATED ARTICLES Amir receives message from Somali president Nov 18, 2019 0 1290 Qatar among world’s leading countries in road safety: Kharji Nov 18, 2019 0 1433 Ajyal Film Festival welcomes over 450 jurors from 45 countries Nov 18, 2019 0 623 Qatar-Indonesia trade grows 154% in a year Ailyn Agonia Doha The trade volume between Qatar and Indonesia has increased by 154 percent in 2018 to reach $877 million as compared to $346 million in 2017, according Ambassador of Indonesia to Qatar HE Muhammad Basri .. Qatar one of world’s fastest growing economies: Envoy QNA Mexico City Ambassador of Qatar to the United Mexican States HE Mohammed bin Jassim al Kuwari has emphasised that Qatar’s economy is considered one of the fastest growing and dynamic economies in the world, driven by .. Panel for preparing Shura Council polls holds first meeting The High Committee for Preparing Shura Council’s Elections held its first meeting at the Amiri Diwan on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa .. Armenia president arrives in Doha Armenia President Armen Sarkissian arrived in Doha on Sunday for an official visit to the country. The Armenian president and the accompanying delegation were welcomed upon arrival at Hamad International Airport by .. Qatar-China trade jumps 27% to reach QR49.2 bn Qatar’s partnership with China serves as a model for its foreign relations, marking more than three decades of bilateral cooperation, Minister of Commerce and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari has said. “Growing ..