India begins work on Assumption

Facilities to be used in anti-piracy work.

India begins infrastructure work on Assumption Island of Seychelles

New Delhi: Five months after leasing Assumption Island, one of the 115 islands that constitute Seychelles, India has begun preparations for infrastructure development, including quarters for the Seychelles Coast Guard and fixing the airstrip on the remote island where there is very little human activity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a media statement after talks with visiting Seychelles President James Alix Michel here on Wednesday, said: “We have begun preparations for infrastructure development on Assumption Island in Seychelles.”

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