India today has handed over a new, state of the art, Made in India, Fast Patrol Vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard. This vessel will help Seychelles to protect its maritime resources.
Inaugurating several India-sponsored programmes in Seychelles through a virtual mode today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the move has necessitated as part of India’s commitment to strengthen the maritime security of Seychelles.
He said Seychelles is central to India’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ – ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’. India is honoured to be a partner of Seychelles in the development of its security capabilities and in meeting its infrastructural and developmental needs. “Today marks an important milestone in our relations. We are meeting to jointly inaugurate several new projects completed under our development partnership”, said PM.
Further, the India has also handed over a One MegaWatt solar power plant in Seychelles built with India’s assistance owing to its Climate change which poses a special threat to island countries. All these projects reflect the development priorities of Seychelles, which is of growth with care for nature.
Narendra Modi further announced the supply of essential medicines and 50,000 doses of ‘Made in India’ vaccines to Seychelles as part of India’s help in fighting the Covid pandemic.
Seychelles was the first African country to receive the ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines. Recollecting his first visit to Seychelles in 2015, Narendra Modi assured its President Ramkalawan to continue to stand firmly with Seychelles in its efforts for post-Covid economic recovery.