india in bahrain
Upgrades in Trade and Facilities Indian Ambassador, HE Alok Kumar Sinha, tells us about trade growth and life at the embassy.
You have now been in the new embassy building for a year, how are you finding it and what has been the benefit for the local Indian community? The new embassy is 3,810sq/m and thus quite spacious for providing effective and efficient services to Indian nationals. The relationship between India and Bahrain goes beyond the usual political or economics, the embassy complex reflects the civilisational connect. The Chancery seats 200 and 24 August 2019
comprises a state-of-the-art, spacious consular hall with disabled access, token machines and a TV. The trade centre has facilitated the organisation of trade/ investment promotional events as well as responding to queries and resolving traderelated complaints. There is also a multipurpose hall with sound system, projector and stage. And the landscaped courtyard also has an open theatre area. In the past year, many cultural
programmes have been organised in the embassy. The Chancery also has a library which is open to all. There are provisions for future expansion of the embassy in terms of increasing the number of officials to meet the needs of the increasing number of Indian expatriates in Bahrain. Earlier this year it was reported that trade between India and Bahrain had increased significantly with a jump estimated at around www.bahrainthismonth.com
Vol.23 - Issue 8 - Your guide to a great way of life