India will provide the Seychelles Coast Guard on Thursday 8 April with a 100-strong patrol boat and other equipment led by Wavel Desai, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Shipping and Water Resources. The 2,000-tonne Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering patrol vessel has been deployed on a number of missions, including the search and rescue mission in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka and to protect and protect the country's coastline.
The ship was handed over to Seychelles on 16 March and will be handed over to them on Thursday 8 April at 5 pm as part of a virtual event. The Fast Patrol Vessel will be the fourth ship Seychelles have donated to India under the name PS Zoroaster. Other ships that India is providing are the 2,000-tonne PS Kalyan and the 1,500-tonne Pune-class patrol vessel, the PS Zephyr, as well as the 3,800-tonne Kishore.
In particular, India will provide the PS Zephyr and PS Kalyan as well as the 1500 tonne Kishore. These developments come at a time when the Indian Ocean is facing increasing threats, including privacy, illegal fishing, and China's presence.
India will also hand over the construction of a 1 MW solar power plant in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The plant is being completed as part of the Solar Photovoltaic Democratization Project, which is being implemented with a grant from the Indian government. It will generate about 14 lakh of electricity per year, which is about 2.5% of the country's total electricity needs.
The inauguration of these key projects demonstrates India's proven role in meeting Seychelles' infrastructure, development, and security needs. A statement from the Indian Foreign Ministry said: "Seychelles is one of the most important economic, cultural and cultural centers in the world and occupies a central position in the Indian Ocean region.
The new courthouse in Victoria, the capital, is the first of its kind in the country and was built with a grant from the Indian Ministry of the Interior (MHA). The building combines the Magistrates Court, which had been spread over different locations in Mahe, into a single building. It houses eight courthouses on three floors, awaiting the arrival of the Seychelles Supreme Court and the Supreme Court and District Court. Both sides were inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Justice, and Justice Minister - the Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Victoria.
Thursday's virtual event will be the first of its kind in the country since the creation of the Supreme Court of Seychelles and the WAVEL in 2011.
President Wavel, who is of Indian descent and comes from the Gopalganj district of Bihar, came to power in October 2020. India stepped up its engagement with Seychelles when EAM S. Jaishanker visited the country in November 2020 and became the first foreign minister to visit the country since Ramkalawi took office. Prime Minister Modi visited the country during his first visit to the island nation in March 2019. He visited India for two days in May and June 2019 and also visited his home village of Parsauni.
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