India and Seychelles signed four agreements to boost security cooperation

Mar 12, 2015 12:58 IST

India on 11 March 2015 signed four agreements with the Indian Ocean island nation Seychelles to boost security and maritime partnership. The agreements were signed during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seychelles.

The four agreements were signed in following categories:
• Cooperation in hydrography
• Cooperation in renewable energy
• Cooperation in Infrastructure development
• Cooperation in Sale of navigation charts and electronic navigational charts

Modi also launched the Coastal Surveillance Radar Project in Seychelles, describing it as another symbol of the cooperation between the two countries. He also announced that India will grant free visas to for three months to the citizens of Seychelles.

Moreover, Seychelles will continue to make an enormous contribution to the safety and security of the Indian Ocean Region. With this visit, Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles in 34 years. Indira Gandhi had visited the country in 1981.

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