Greetings from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bahrain
in Mumbai !
It is with much delight and eagerness that I launch the
official website of the Consulate General of the Kingdom
of Bahrain in Mumbai, thereby effecting another successful
step towards the always flourishing relationship between
India and Bahrain.
It was immediately after independence in 1971, that the
Kingdom of Bahrain came up with this Consulate General’s
office in Mumbai. In the past 36 years of its existence,
this office has constantly been an active facilitator between
the growing bilateral relations between India and Bahrain
– the first point of contact for reasons of trade,
employment and other cultural exchanges through inter-marriages
and education opportunities.
Through the years, the traditional friendly relationships
between India and Bahrain were marked by exchange of high-level
visits and close interaction between the private sectors
of the two countries. To begin with, His Highness Shaikh
Isa Bin Salman AL-Khalifa, the late Amir of the State of
Bahrain paid a state-level visit to India in 1981, followed
by the Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in
New Delhi held in 1983. After which there have been then
significant high-power delegations to and from Bahrain.
Indo-Bahrain relations took a new turn following the historic
visit of the Bahraini Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin
Salman Al Khalifa to India in early 2004, during which he
expressed Bahrain’s keenness to increase co-operation
in economic, trade and investment with India. This was further
confirmed by Bahrain’s significant resolution of opening
its Embassy in New Delhi. The same was formally inaugurated
on 21st March 2007 by His Highness Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad
AL-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of
the Bahrain Defense Force in 2007.
The basic objective of Bahrain’s foreign policy has
been to contribute to world peace, security and stability
and to promote the harmonious progress of the entire international
community. India too has always been keen to support other
nations to encourage their integration and integrity to
fulfill the aspirations and ambitions of their people and
foster international cooperation. Such approaches have earned
the Kingdom of Bahrain and The Republic of India international
praise and appreciation.
In view to increase cooperation between the people of these
two liberal nations, this website has been launched. Through
this website, we aim to provide you, not only with the necessary
details for visas to Bahrain and export documents legalization;
but also relevant information on Bahrain helpful for various
segments of Indian public. In addition, the support team
at this Consulate General’s office is always here
to provide you information, advice and guidance, whenever
Confident that the new society will substantially contribute
towards the centuries-old relationship between both the
countries, and take it further to newer horizons, I look
forward to your fraternal support and cooperation.
Abdulaziz Al Khaja