Bridges of Friendship: Indian Navy Anchors in Tangier


Morocco and India have shared cordial relations since as far back as the 14th century, when the scholar and explorer Ibn Batuta embarked on a journey to India. Centuries later, India was among the nations active in supporting Morocco’s decolonization and independence, recognizing the country on June 20, 1956.

Moreover, Morocco and India are both members of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of 120 developing countries which are not formally aligned with any major world power.

Regardless, both India and Morocco have made efforts over the last few years to further improve relations with one another. The latest move is a visit by an Indian naval vessel to the northern city of Tangier.

On July 8, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash dropped anchor at the port of Tangier for a three day visit to the country. Read More

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