New Delhi: Tall ships of Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Oman set sail together from Muscat to Kochi to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
They will also retrace the historic sail ship voyages undertaken by Dhows, and sail trading ships from both countries to each other's ports, taking advantage of seasonal winds, called 'Mausam' in Arabic.
The flourishing trade of spices and garments from India and dates and gold from Oman, nurtured the two civilisations, developing cultural and trade linkage over many centuries.
Since then, over five lakh Indians have made their home in Oman strengthening cultural linkages between the two nations.
Indian Sail Training Ship Tarangini had earlier reached Muscat on November 22 and a host of activities including media interaction were conducted by the Indian High Commission at Muscat.