With the motive to building strategic assets in Indian
Ocean countries, Mauritius and Seychelles, as New Delhi signed agreements
with them to develop “infrastructure” in two islands one each in both
In Mauritius, India signed an MoU for the “improvement in
sea and air transportation facilities” at Agalega island. This pact provides
for “setting up and upgradation of infrastructure for improving sea and air
connectivity at the Outer Island of Mauritius which will go a long way in
ameliorating the condition of the inhabitants of this remote Island.
In Seychelles, India inked a pact to develop the
infrastructure of Assumption island, one of the 115 islands that constitute
the country. Spread over 11 sq km, it is strategically located in the Indian
Ocean, north of Madagascar.