Secretary General, Ministry of Defence, Sultanate of Oman, Dr Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Ali Al-Zaabi along with a seven-member delegation is on a two day visit to Kochi from 2-4 February 2022. The delegation met the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral M.A Hampiholi at Headquarters Southern Naval Command on 3 February 2022 and held discussions on various defence cooperation issues with the Indian team.
The delegation also visited Cochin Shipyard Ltd, the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier—Vikrant, professional training schools viz Navigational & Direction School and Diving School. In addition, the delegation also interacted with the Staff Officers of Southern Naval Command on various professional subjects. The delegation would be departing Kochi for Oman on 4 February 2022. Prior to arriving Kochi, the delegation had visited New Delhi from 31 January-2 February 2022 and attended the 11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee (JMCC), aimed at enhancing the defence cooperation between the two countries.