How the development of Agaléga figures in India’s vision for its maritime neighborhood

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: International Relations, Topic: India’s relation with other countries, Issue: India- Mauritius

Why in News:  inauguration of airstrip at Agaléga island by Indian and Mauritius Prime Ministers.

Key Points:

  • Agaléga was undeveloped and facing challenges due to its distance from Mauritius and lack of government presence.
  • Mauritius chose India as a development partner: due to deep historical, social, and cultural ties, as well as mutual trust.
  • Significance for India:
  • Enhances goodwill and trust,
  • Aligns with the vision of Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR),
  • Demonstrates its commitment to assisting smaller maritime nations.
  • Agaléga will not become an Indian military base, reflecting India’s respect for sovereignty and commitment to peaceful coexistence.
Prelims Connect (Agaléga Island – places in News)


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