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  • 26 Aug 2019
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The Prime Minister of India, during his visit to Bahrain, launched a USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

  • This is the first time that an Indian Prime Minister has visited Bahrain.
  • The heritage and the 200-year-old legacy of the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will be highlighted in the redevelopment and the new iconic complex will house the sanctum sanctorum and prayer halls.
  • India and Bahrain also agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of security and counter-terrorism.
    • In a joint statement, both the countries urged the international community to reject terrorism infrastructures and to cut off any kind of support to the terrorists.
  • An MoU was also signed between BENEFIT, a Bahrain company handling ATM and POS transactions among others, and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for launch of RuPay card.
  • The two countries also signed MoUs on cultural exchange programme, space technology, solar energy.
  • India welcomed the interest of Bahrain to join the International Solar alliance (ISA).
  • Both the sides also emphasised on the urgent need to pursue UN reforms, including the Security Council through an expansion of both categories of its membership, to make it more representative and effective in tackling global challenges.

Source: TH

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