The controversy over the preparation of the Indian military base in Seychelles

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The controversy over the preparation of the Indian military base in Seychelles


In Seychelles, India is preparing to establish a military base, but a conflict has begun. Local people oppose India's initiative. He believes that by becoming a military base, the environment of Seychelles will be damaged and this will lead to a large number of Indian workers.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Seychelles in 2015, there was an agreement to build an Indian military base there. Due to the dispute, the speed of construction of the premises was slow. India is engaged in efforts to build its own Seychelles military base of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. There was a debate about this attempt by India. This military base for India will be strategically important. This military base financed by India will be shared by both countries.


According to media reports, India has taken 20 years with Seychelles. As a result, jetties are being built to set up an airstrip and water boats for Indian forces in Seychelles. It is news that China itself has established its military base in Djibouti in the Indian Ocean. On the movement of China, India has become cautious. India is preparing its military base in Seychelles because of the antics of China.

According to the Seychelles government, it will benefit from the construction of a military base. In the north-east of the country, 1.3 million square kilometers will be able to prevent illegal fishing, drug trafficking and theft in the economic zone.


Seychelles says it provides facilities to India on its terms. According to Barry Force, Minister of State for External Affairs, "India is helping us for free. In response to that, we give him some facilities. But all these facilities will be completely under the control of Shells and within the limits of his law. India has not been rented for anything. He says the Seychelles of India will help in the development of the economic zone spanning 13 square kilometers.


Despite the statement of the Seychelles government, Seychellois demonstrate against the Indian military base. People there protest every week. The people of Seychelles are concerned that Indian military activities are harmful to the environment. Apart from this, the construction of the army will reach the Seychelles of India. Building a military base in Seychelles is an important step in strengthening China, but because of the opposition, its progress has not been realized.

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