(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World: Centrality of Seychelles in SAGAR

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World


(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) India's World: Centrality of Seychelles in SAGAR


Topic: Centrality of Seychelles in SAGAR

Guest:

  • Jitendra Nath Misra, (Former Ambassador)
  • Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, (Foreign Affairs Editor, Hindustan Times)

Topic Description:

India on Thursday formally handed over a Rs 100-crore patrol vessel to Seychelles, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the island nation is central to India’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region. The vessel, PS Zoroaster, is the fourth made-in-India patrol boat to be gifted to Seychelles since 2005. It is a 50-meter fast patrol vessel, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering at a cost of ₹100 crores and has a top speed of 35 knots and an endurance of 1,500 nautical miles. The vessel will be used for multi-purpose operations, such as patrolling, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations, and search and rescue. In addition to the patrol vessel, Prime Minister Modi also jointly inaugurated with the President of Seychelles, a solar power plant, a court building, and 10 community development projects. These projects were part of India's development assistance to the strategically located island nation. The Prime Minister said India is committed to strengthening the maritime security of Seychelles and will help develop the country’s security capabilities and meet its infrastructural and developmental needs. India has so far taken up 29 small people-oriented development projects in Seychelles.

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Courtesy: RSTV