Jaishankar meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, discusses comprehensive strategic partnership
EAM S Jaishankar had reached the UAE on Saturday
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday called on Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed with him India-UAE comprehensive strategic partnership.
Tweeting about it, the EAM wrote: “Deeply honoured to call on HH @MohamedBinZayed. Value his continued guidance in development of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.”
EAM Jaishankar, who arrived in the UAE on Saturday, conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greetings to Sheikh Mohamed, and his best wishes of more progress and prosperity for the UAE and further development for bilateral ties, Gulf News reported.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi reciprocated his greetings to the Prime Minister of India and wished for more development, progress and stability for the friendly people of India, it said.
During the meeting, both sides discussed the strategic ties between the UAE and India and ways to boost them in the best interest of the two friendly peoples, the report added.
In the meanwhile, while participating in the five day (November 14-18) Dubai Airshow, the Sarang aerobatics team and the Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased their flying skills on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.
Five Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALHs) of the Sarang team, 10 BAE Hawk 132 aircraft of the Suryakiran team and three LCA Tejas aircraft are participating in the Airshow.
The IAF has been invited to the Dubai Airshow by the UAE government to perform along with some of the best aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, the Russian Knights and the UAE's Al Fursan.
While the Sarang team of the IAF has previously participated in the Al Ain Grand Prix in the UAE in 2005, the Suryakiran team and the Tejas aircraft are displaying their swashbuckling aerial manoeuvre for the first time in the gulf nation, according to officials.
IAF, HAL, DRDO, Bharat Dynamics, BrahMos Aerospace, Bevel Gears, BytzSoft Technologies and Digantara are participating in the Dubai Airshow.