India and Oman have extended the validity of the existing bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Military Cooperation, signed in December 2005, for a further period of five years.
The documents were signed by Defence Minister A K Antony and the visiting Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, His Excellency Badar bin Saud bin Harib al Busaidi, in New Delhi Wednesday.
The bilateral defense cooperation between India and Oman has seen a growth over the years. The navies of both countries have been conducting a joint exercise off the coast of Mumbai from Dec. 26 and it will last till Dec. 31.
The IAF and the Royal Air Force of Oman held a joint exercise called "Eastern Bridge" at Jamnagar, Gujarat, in October.