October 7, 2022

Lukmaan IAS

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NO PLAN TO HOUSE INDIAN MILITARY BASE ON AGALEGA ISLAND: MAURITIUS

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CONTEXT: Mauritius has denied a report that it has allowed India to build a military base on the remote island of Agalega.

Analysis:

  • News broadcaster Al Jazeera reported on the construction of an airstrip and two jetties to house an Indian military base on Agalega, located about 1,000 km north of the archipelago’s main island. But the Mauritian government denied any plans to allow a military installation on the Agalega island.
  • Although work was under way on two projects agreed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2015 visit to Mauritius — a three-kilometre air strip and a jetty — they would not be used for military purposes.
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