India and Jordan have 12 agreements covering areas as diverse as defence, mass media, health, culture and tourism. These agreements were signed after the highlevel talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in New Delhi. Jordanian King was on three days visit to India. It was his only second to India, that too after more than a decade.
India and Jordan on Thursday night decided to update their romantic relationship by putting your signature on 12 contracts and MoUs to promote engagements in the areas of defence, counter-terrorism, army studies, cyber security, culture, medical services and tranquility keeping. One MoU was inked between Prasar Bharati and Jordan Media also.
On Thursday earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordan King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein held discussions on a variety of issues at the Hyderabad House. Both edges recognized that terrorism is a ‘great concern’ and vowed to cooperate on combating it.
“Terrorism is a matter of great concern for Jordan and India. The Jordanian side has an entire great deal of experience in this matter, and both nationwide countries are solved to cooperate upon this concern,” Secretary (Economic Relationships) in the Ministry of Exterior Affairs TS Tirumurti said. Both sides also signed MoUs for mining and beneficiation of Rock Phosphate and Muriate of Phosphate (MOP) and other important recycleables.
MOU’s signed by India-Jordan To strengthen Relations
An MoU have been signed in the region of defence cooperation to market cooperation by defining the range of such cooperation and implementing it in areas like training, defence industry, counter-terrorism, military studies, cyber security, armed service medical services, peace-keeping etc.
The two countries also inked an MoU for setting up Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan. The reason is to create a next era COE in Jordan for training at the least 3,000 Jordanian IT professionals over an interval of 5 years as well as establishing of resource centre in India for training of get better at trainers from Jordan.
Another MoU was authorized on Rock and roll Phosphate and Fertilizer with setting up production service in Jordan with a long-term agreement for 100 % off-take to India.
Both leaders talked about a gamut of issues which range from Syrian refugees to Palestine and resolved to improve cooperation in the financial sphere, T S Tirumurti, secretary (economic relations) in the external affairs ministry, told reporters.
After comprehensive talks between their leaders, both sides signed 12 agreements in an array of areas including defence, medicine and health, establishing of another generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan, long-term way to obtain rock phosphate and fertiliser and setting up of establishing of the Hindi Seat at the Jordan University.
Signed Agreements are
MoU on Defence Cooperation, Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP), Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement, MoU between Prasar Bharati and Jordan TV, Twining Agreement between Agra and Petra (Jordan), Visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders, MoU for long term supply of Rock Phosphate and Fertilizer/NPK, MoU for setting up of the next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan, MoU for cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine between India and Jordan, MoU between University of Jordan (UJ) and ICCR regarding setting up of a Hindi Chair at the University, Cooperation between Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Jordan Media Institute (JMI).
India – Jordan Relations
India is Jordan’s 4th largest trade partner after Iraq, Saudi China and Arabia. Trade between Jordan and India is governed with a 1976 bilateral contract. Bilateral trade between your two countries totaled US$2.228 billion in 2014-15, that was $12 million more than the prior fiscal. India exported $1.431 billion worth of goods to Jordan, and brought in $857 million. Because the 2012-13 fiscal, the total amount of trade has been around favour of India. The primary commodities exported by India to Jordan are electric machinery, cereals, frozen meat, inorganic and organic chemicals, animal fodders, engineering and motor vehicle parts
Trade is likely to reach $5 billion by 2025.As ofJanuary 2016, over 10,000 Indians have a home in Jordan. They are employed in textile primarily, construction, production, fertilizer companies, healthcare sector, colleges, IT, finance and multilateral organizations.
Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Ltd (BDIL) delivered high-speed interceptor boat ICG C-162 to Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at BDIL jetty in Mangaluru, Karnataka. It is fifth interceptor boat delivered by BDIL’s Mangaluru shipyard to ICG. The sixth boat will be delivered after three-and-a-half months of the delivery of the fifth boat.
A new high-speed interceptor ship C-162 built by Bharati Defence And Infrastructure Limited (BDIL) formerly known as Bharati Shipyard Ltd has been handed over to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at its to dock in Mangaluru, Karnataka. The C-16 class interceptor ship can do the patrolling at its home port, Kochi.
All the vessels in the series include a light weight aluminum hull, having a length close to of 28 meters, with a beam of 6 meters and drought of 1.2 meters. However, compared to the older Bharati-class interceptors, which come with twin MTU Caterpillar engines using a capacity of 1630 kW each, the new C-162 houses new generation Arneson Surface Drive (ASD) propulsion system, which is propelled by two engines of 1650 kW each and is capable of reaching speeds up to 35 knots.
The new C-164 is the sixth of the series of such interceptor boats delivered by BDIL. Others include C-154, C-155, C-156, C-158, and C-161. So far, BDIL has shipped 20 of the ships in various series to the ICG.
Sixth in a series of 15 high speed interceptor vessels being procured by the ICG, C-162 was launched on January 31 at BDIL and within 28 days, the vessel completed harbour and sea trials successfully achieving speeds more than the contractual limit of 35 knots, said a release from BDIL.
ICG’s Principal Director (Material) DIG H.P. Singh, Coast Safeguard Refit and Production Superintendent, Goa, DIG Atul Parlekar, BDIL’s Chief Operating Officer DIG (Retd.) Narendra Kumar, BDIL’s chief executive Pavithran Alokkan yet others were present on the occasion.
Features of ICG C-162
The 28-m-long vessel has an aluminium hull, weighs about 60 Dead-Weight Tonnage (DWT) and it is designed for boosts to 35 knots. It is fitted with a new era of Arneson Surface Drive propulsion system and is propelled by two engines of just one 1,650 KW each. The vessel can support 11 team and it is deployed mainly for patrolling purposes.
To be based at ICG’s Kochi unit, the vessel would be commanded by Deputy Commandant Pawan Koyar, while Deputy Commandant Sushant Deshmukh from Coastline Guard Refit and Creation Team, Goa, is the project officer for this group of vessels.
Having paid the fifth vessel of the series in November last, the present handover within about four months has infused new spirits among BDIL staff as the company was admitted to Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The successful delivery of C-162 under severe financial limitations comes as a shot in the arm for the company as it was accomplished on challenging fund constrained situation.
BDIL has got a committed team of technical officers and skilled employees through whom it is confident of delivering the remaining vessels of the series, the release added.
Bharati Defence And Infrastructure Limited
Bharati Defence And Infrastructure Limited (formerly Bharati Shipyard Small) is one of the largest shipbuilding companies in India.Bharati Shipyard is headquartered in Mumbai. It operates shipbuilding facilities in Ratnagiri, Dabhol, Mangalore and Kolkata. It has structural quality assurance facilities at Ghodbunder Road in Thane district. Its subsidiary, Pinky Shipyard, has shipbuilding facilities in Goa. Its subsidiary, Tebma Shipyard, has shipbuilding facilities in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.