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The Sultan of Oman grants 'Royal Pardon' to 17 Indians

On the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said granted a royal pardon to 17 Indians serving various jail sentences in Oman.
The Sultan of Oman grants 'Royal Pardon' to 17 Indians
  • Indian Embassy in Oman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar appreciated the merciful gesture of Oman's Sultan.

India-Oman relations:

  • India-Oman relations are foreign relations between the Republic of India and the Sultanate of Oman.
  • India has an embassy in Muscat, Oman.
  • An Indian consulate was opened in Muscat in February 1955 which was upgraded to a consulate general in 1960 and later into a full-fledged embassy in 1971.
  • The first ambassador of India arrived in Muscat in 1973.
  • Oman established its embassy in New Delhi in 1972 and a consulate general in Mumbai in 1976.
  • India and Oman have had trade and people-to-people ties for several millennia.
  • Oman is home to a large Indian expatriate community and for Oman, India is an important trading partner.
  • Politically, Oman has been supportive of India's bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.

Question:

Q. On the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, Sultan of which Sultanate has granted a royal pardon to 17 Indians serving various jail sentences?
a. Brunei
b. Qatar
c. Oman
d. Morocco
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