India to donate Dornier aircraft, interceptor boat to SeychellesStaff writer ▼ | August 29, 2015
The Indian government says it will donate one more Dornier Do-228 maritime surveillance aircraft and an interceptor boat to the Seychelles Coast Guard as the two countries move to strengthen maritime security co-operation.
Friendship To strengthen maritime security co-operation
Once delivered, the interceptor boat will be the seventh navy ship to be donated to the Seychelles Coast Guard, which already operates two Indian-made boats within its fleet of six vessels.
In a statement announcing the donation on Wednesday, Modi said his country will continue to provide the Seychelles with maritime security equipment to protect its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) because it is a key strategic economic and security partner in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). ■