Correct Answer : Option (B) - Saudi Arabia
India and Saudi Arabia kicked off the first naval exercise, Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021, reflecting the fostering defence relationship between both sides.
The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of Indian Army chief MM Naravane’s first visit to the West Asian country in December 2020.
Indian Western Naval Fleet's INS Kochi, which had conducted the Zayed Talwar exercise with the UAE off the Abu Dhabi coast, arrived on 09-08-2021 at Port Al-Jubail for the drill.
The Al-Mohed Al-Hindi exercise began with the harbour phase on 09-08-2021, and the Indian embassy said the drill “heralds a new chapter in the bilateral defence ties”.
INS Kochi was welcomed at the port by officials of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Border Guards and the Indian embassy.