Bahrain

Key Highlights of Bilateral Relationship between India and Bahrain (Updated on October 2014)

India and Bahrain enjoy excellent bilateral relations. Relations are characterized by cordial political, economic and cultural exchanges. Presence of over 350,000 Indian nationals out of a total of 1.2 million residents in Bahrain is an important aspect of India’s bilateral relations with Bahrain. There is a large degree of convergence between Bahrain and India on a wide range of global issues.

Indian Diaspora in Bahrain: 

·         Non Residents Indians (NRI):  350000 (February 2010)
·         Overseas Citizen of India (OCI): NA (February 2010)
·         Total Indian Community: 350000 (February 2010)
·         Remittance inflows (US$ Million): 759.62 (2012)

India’s trade with Bahrain:

·         Export (US$ Million): 158.22 (April-August 2014)
·         Import (US$ Million): 231.4 (April-August 2014)
·         Total (US$ Million): 389.62 (April-August 2014)
·         Trade Balance (US$ Million): -73.18(April-August 2014)

Bilateral Investment with Bahrain:

·         Investment inflows (US$ Million): 3.92 (2014-upto July 2014)
·         Investment outflows (US$ Million): 1.01 (August 2014)

Bilateral Tourism with Bahrain:

·         Inbound : 10531 (2013)
·         Outbound : 718415 (2007)

Bilateral Agreements/Memorandums of Understanding

India has the following bilateral agreements with Bahrain:

    Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a High Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the Republic of India. (February 2014)
    Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the Republic of India for Cooperation in Youth Affairs & Sports. (February 2014)
    Memorandum of Understanding between the Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India. (February2014)
    Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain for Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes. (May 2012)
    Memorandum of Understanding between Government of the Republic of India and Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain on Co-operation in the Field of Information and communication Technology. (May2012)
    Memorandum of Understanding on Labour and Manpower Development. (June 2009)
    Agreement for Media Cooperation between Prasar Bharati and Bahrain Radio & TV Corporation. (March 2007)
    Agreement on Juridical and judicial Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters. (January 2004)
    Extradition Treaty. (January 2004)
    Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. (January 2004)
    Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Bilateral Investment. (January 2004)
    Air Service Agreement. (April 2000)


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