外文标题：India to develop two islands in Indian Ocean
NEW DELHI: In a major boost for India in the Indian Ocean, the government has bagged ''infrastructure development rights'' for two islands in the region - Agalega from Mauritius and Assumption from Seychelles - during PM Narendra Modi's ocean outreach comprising visits to Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.
New Delhi marked its Indian Ocean presence with Modi offering to set up joint working groups with the two blue economies in the region to harness potential for economic cooperation. The understanding to allow India to develop these islands is of huge strategic significance for India which is widely seen as having lost out to China in having a purposeful engagement with the littoral states despite its own central location.
The Modi government has sought to address the issue by acknowledging the primacy of Indian Ocean for India's security and for maintaining peace and stability in the region. Official sources said that the development rights for the two islands had been discussed for months before these were successfully concluded during Modi's visit in a sign that ''Indian Ocean was going to be India's Ocean''.
b culas (Unknown)
This PM is India's greatest gift from God. His actions speak louder than words.He is not just a world leader but a Global leader who will have an impact on far away lands
Hats off!!! What a brilliant idea.. is not it ACHHE DIN???? ....... thanks fellow citizens for voting him to power.... this guy need to be in chair for at least a decade....
Good work by PM Modi. His image and influence has hardly any competitors in India
Qoo ss ()
India Shining in the leadership of Mr Modi. This is the way to go India.
Mariadas Manuel (Tarn Taran Sahib)
If China can do it in the Indian Ocean, we can do better. We have won not only the contract for infracture development but also the friendship of the these nations in the Indian Ocean. Thankfully, Modi's all inclusive development has been strectched to the nations beyond our shores.
A much needed move ... Indian Ocean is India's Ocean!
tn now (-)
Not surprised. China's low efforts with Seychelles and Maldives speak volumes. Both island nations are expected to vanish when sea levels rise.
Booby (Right Here)
Now why couldn't the Congress do in 60 years what Modi has done in 60 weeks? Oh wait Congress did rape India very rigorously in the 60 years of its rule.
R S M (Jharkhand)
That is a great move. Modiji is really a man with very great vision.