Indian PM to Visit Bahrain that is Witnessing Pakistani Protests against India

2019-08-19 - 3:51 p

Bahrain Mirror: India announced that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pay a state visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain from August 24-25 in the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Bahrain.

Last week, the Bahrain government had cracked down on a protest carried out by Pakistanis and some Bangladeshis over the Indian government's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

The rally was conducted after Eid prayers in Bahrain. Tweeting about the action taken, Bahrain's interior ministry had said that the local police had initiated legal proceedings against the protestors.

According to agencies, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a cold shoulder when he called up Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to complain about India's moves on Kashmir.

King Hamad had told Imran that Bahrain is closely analyzing the situation in Kashmir and that all issues should be resolved through negotiations.

During his visit, Modi would meet and hold talks with Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and also regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Bahraini King would host a banquet dinner in honour of Modi, who would also launch the renovation of Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama.

India enjoys close and friendly relations with Bahrain.

India-Bahrain bilateral trade has been on the rise for the last few years, reaching about $1.3 billion last year.

About 3,50,000 Indian nationals, the largest expatriate community in Bahrain, has been contributing to the development of Bahrain. Information indicates that there is over 3,000 Indian-owned/joint ventures in Bahrain.

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