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India-Seychhels Inked 4 Agreements
Mar 13, 2015

The Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi was on official visit to three Indian Ocean countries, namely Seychhels, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, from 10 to 14 March. His first stopover was Seychhels. In capital Victoria he met and discussed bilateral ties with President of Seychelles James Alix Michel.

  • Narendra Modi announced that India will give a second Dornier aircraft to the Island nation for coastal surveillance.

  • Narendra Modi also inaugurated the first of the eight Coastal Surveillance Radar Systems (CSRS) being set up by India. 

  • India is helping Indian Ocean littorals as part of capacity and capability enhancement in strengthening their maritime domain awareness capabilities.

  • Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to travel to Seychelles in 33 years.

  • Indira Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles in 1981.


Four Agreements

The two sides inked four agreements, including on cooperation in hydrography, renewable energy, infrastructure development and sale of navigation charts and electronic navigational charts. Particularly, the agreement on hydrographic survey adds a new dimension to maritime cooperation of both countries.

Another important agreement is for infrastructure development in the
Assumption Island.


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