India’s RuPay and UPI services to come to Oman This service will be very useful for Indians including Malayalees in the country. Minister of State for External Affairs V. During Muralidharan’s visit to Oman, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) will sign an agreement on cooperation for digital financial remittance services.
V. Muralidharan will arrive in Oman on October 3-4. This is his second visit to Oman. He will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamud Albusaidi. He first came to Oman in December 2020 during the Covid.
Currently RuPay cards are used in West Asian countries like UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. UAE is the first Gulf country to launch RuPay card service. This was in 2019. India’s RuPay is a similar platform to services like MasterCard and Visa.
Recently, RuPay has been expanding its services to neighboring countries with Indian presence. There are about 6.5 lakh Indians in Oman. In 2018, RuPay service was introduced in Singapore, followed by Bhutan and Maldives. UPI services are also available in Bhutan, Singapore and UAE.
During the visit, V. Muralidharan will unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Embassy in Muscat.