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Nurturing historic India-Bahrain ties...

Stephanie Sutcliffe

Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha extends his warm greetings and best wishes to members of the Indian community in Bahrain on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of India.

India and Bahrain enjoy excellent relations which are symbolised by civilisational connect and age-old cultural ties,” he said, in his message.

“The high-level visits between the two countries have nurtured this relationship and have provided a strong foundation for deeper engagement.

“Today, India’s relations with Bahrain is at an all-time high and has considerably widened to cover a range of areas including security, infrastructure and investment, high-tech, health, renewable energy and food security.

“Today, India is entering into a new era of economic transformation.

“The Indian economy has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

“India has the advantage of demographic dividend, where 65 per cent of our population is young.

“Our youth has new dreams, and has the energy, enthusiasm and capacity to achieve these dreams.

“Skilled human resources, improvement in ease of doing business and a huge market are some of the factors empowering India into a most preferred manufacturing destination.

“Keeping in view the strengths, the government has launched a number of schemes such as Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Start-Up India that have also created opportunities for greater economic engagement with Bahrain.

“Bahrain, the gateway to GCC market, has also embarked on the journey of diversification of its economy with liberalisation of FDI (foreign direct investments) regime in a number of promising sectors such as financial services, ICT, logistics, manufacturing and tourism.

“The developments in India and Bahrain have created many synergies between the two countries thus opening up new avenues for enhanced trade and investment ties.

“Bahrain continues to remain one of India’s key partners with the bilateral trade surpassing $1 billion.

“The Indian community in Bahrain is a significant anchor to enhancing the India-Bahrain ties.

“The Indian community has made a crucial contribution to the development and success of Bahrain and we are proud of their contribution.

“Bahrain is an excellent host.

“I would like to convey our gratitude to the leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain for providing an environment where the Indian community enjoys cultural and traditional festivities the same way as they do it in India.

“I conclude by wishing growth, development and prosperity to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of India.”

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