Geopolitics

President of Seychelles : Indian military base proposal is dead

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Faure said the issue of a military base on Assumption island that would also be used by India will not be discussed with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his state visit to India later this month. Faure said that the Assumption project will not move forward.

“In next year’s budget, we will put funds for us to build a coastguard facility on Assumption ourselves. It is important for us to ensure that we have a military post in this area,” he said.

Since Seychelles and India signed an agreement earlier this year to build military facilities on the remote island of Assumption, the project quickly became controversial, with the government supporting the plan but opposition members in the National Assembly and many private citizens against it.

By: Seychalles News Agency

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