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Indonesia, India to forge closer maritime cooperation

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 24 2019   /  01:39 am
Familial faces: Deputy Foreign Minister AM Fachir (right) and Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat (left) pose with Hindu-inspired masks ahead of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia-India relations at the ministry compound in Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/PJ Leo)(right) and Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat (left) pose with Hindu-inspired masks ahead of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia-India relations at the ministry compound in Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/PJ Leo)

Familial faces: Deputy Foreign Minister AM Fachir (right) and Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat (left) pose with Hindu-inspired masks ahead of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia-India relations at the ministry compound in Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/PJ Leo)The connection between Indonesia and India on the basis of cultural linkages spanning thousands of years has rarely manifested itself in the maritime sector. Aware of this absence of collaboration, both sides have pledged to deepen maritime cooperation this year.

The canteen of the Foreign Ministry in Jakarta was awash with color and a unique atmosphere on Tuesday, as organizers showcased the many cultural linkages between Indonesia and India as part of celebrations commemorating 70 years of diplomatic ties this year.

Balinese and Indian traditional dancers mesmerized the audience, showing glim...