India To Build A Military Presence In Seychelles

CNN: As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles

The Seychelles is not typically associated with geopolitics. But beyond the white sandy beaches and tropical jungles, the tiny archipelago nation is emerging as a key player in India's battle to counter growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean.

Late last month, India and the Seychelles signed a revised agreement granting India permission to construct a military base on the Seychelles' Assumption Island, roughly 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles) east of mainland East Africa.

The deal, which follows several years of diplomatic negotiations, will provide India with a crucial military staging point in what is fast becoming a critically strategic region.

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More News On India To Build A Military Presence In Seychelles

India boosts maritime reach with Seychelles pact to build naval facilities -- Reuters
India moves to set up overseas military base in Seychelles -- Irish Times
India Gains a New Naval Foothold in the Seychelles to Counter China's Ambitions -- World Politics Review
India, Seychelles sign revised agreement -- India Post
India To Build Major Overseas Military Base Off Africa To Combat China - Zero Hedge

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