Seychelles Freedom Party Says No To Indian Military Deployments In Seychelles

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Entering 2014, the year that will see the hosting here of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, the focus will be on the key element of maritime security cooperation between the neighbours separated by the Indian Ocean, the key waterway for trade between the West and the East.
Entering 2014, the year that will see the hosting here of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, the focus will be on the key element of maritime security cooperation between the neighbours separated by the Indian Ocean, the key waterway for trade between the West and the East.
Besides India's growing economic engagement with Africa, maritime security and naval capability are of crucial importance for a globalizing India increasingly dependent on external markets and natural resources, as well as on global employment opportunities.
Pointing to this global context, where India is an emerging power, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a conference of Indian Navy commanders that "as we strive to realize our due place in the comity of goes without saying that the realization of our goal lies in widening, deepening and expanding our interaction with all our economic partners, with all our neighbours, with all major powers."
The Indian Ocean region is home to more than a quarter of the world's population, and its waterways carry half of the world's cargo ships and two-thirds of the world's oil shipments.
India has, in recent years, sought to expand its sphere of influence in the western Indian Ocean facing the coast of eastern Africa, with the primary driver of the maritime security initiative being the operations to tackle piracy off Somalia. The Indian Navy's efforts in the region has borne fruit in the maritime cooperation with island nations like Mauritius and Seychelles, besides significant initiatives involving some continental countries.
"On the premise that the Indian Ocean is a natural area for us, the entire African coast facing us is important. In fact, island countries like Mauritius and Seychelles are absolutely vital for us," Arvind Gupta, director-general of the defence ministry-funded think-tank Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), told IANS.
As an instance of maritime cooperation, he pointed out that India had sent a naval ship to Mozambique to provide security for the 2003 African Union summit in capital, Maputo. This was followed by India's despatch of two patrol boats for assisting in security during a World Economic Forum, leading to the signing of the 2006 MoU by which the Indian Navy engages in regular patrolling off the Mozambique coast.
IANS had earlier reported on the naval cooperation with Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, to combat the threat posed by piracy off the coast of Somalia.
By a 2003 accord between India and Mauritius, the Indian Navy has patrolled the island's exclusive economic zone.
"We have to tell Africans about what our policy is on the Indian Ocean, we need to have a strategic dialogue," Gupta noted.
The second India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) in Addis Ababa in May 2011 emphasised the renewed focus of India to strengthen and enhance its partnership with countries in the African continent
Greater economic engagement has also been crucial for boosting ties between Africa and India. India's trade with Africa amounted to $68 billion in 2011-12. At the third India-Africa Trade Ministers' meeting last year, the trade target was set at $100 billion for 2015.
The international security communities currently engaged in addressing the issue of maritime insecurity in the region are the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) that includes naval representatives from the littoral states, and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), the chair of which was handed over by India to Australia at its Perth meeting last October.
Pointing out that India is situated astride one of the busiest sea-lanes of the world, Manmohan Singh has said the country is well positioned to become a net provider of security and stability in the Indian Ocean region and beyond.
"We have also sought to assume our responsibility for stability in the Indian Ocean region. We are well positioned to become a net provider of security in our immediate region and beyond,'' he has said.
Since the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) formation, three IBSAMAR joint naval exercises have been conducted off the South African coast till date.


  1. We say no to kaka malbar.

    1. LOL don't put it this way, just because we had a bad experience. Some Indians are alright, 'mais chacun chez soi' . Seychellois should able to take care of there country they claim to love.

  2. Only sfp say no to kaka malbar were other political parties like snp,dp ect were are you jungel politicians?

  3. India should look after its own citizens who live in a deplorable state.

    Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. an estimated 29.8% of Indians live below the country's national poverty line.

    The latest UNICEF data shows that one in three malnourished children worldwide are found in India, whilst 42% of the nation's children under five years of age are underweight. It also shows that a total of 58% of children under five surveyed were stunted.

  4. Indian are invading Seychelles they come as worker,but now some are becoming Seychelles citizens and traveling on our passsport and who are coming on our shore with different religious groups.May be Indian think this Ocean its call Indian Ocean and its belong to India.DAN ZOT FES.

    Michel seen years we were in peace, fer manyer ou fer sa ban dezarter al se zot or you are continuing giving them our citizenship to vote for pp.May be this time you will win by 90% vote.

  5. We say yes to Malbar and yes to Indians. After all Indian plays a big role in our identity. Look at FAR with is Indian wife, David Savy with his Indian wife. Indian has given us part of our culture including food. Gato pimen. Malbar and Indians have given us a Seychelles with modern buildings and infrastructure. Indians have given us a landmark building atop of La Misere. Malbar are always ready to take our rupees in exchange for seybrew and groceries in their well stocked up corner shops. Without Indians and Malbar we are doomed ! So if we struggle to bring some more Malbar in, then Sri Lankan will do. Seselwa Malbar aka Lucas

  6. Seychellios click clock is the clock wake up time is runing stop being passive and cowade.

  7. We must confuse the invasion and the long deplomatic realtionship with India and not be short minded to what the Indain s ahve done for us at times when our soveiregnty was under atteack from Pirates.They were the first to respond to our cry of help while others were dragging the feets.

    There is a willness by PP to destory our good relationship with Indai to replace it by Communsit China(which explains why St Ange is organizing a fake Chinese celebration Day aim at attempting to make us love Chinese.
    .The allter are obssess of having our EZZ to thier disposal in order that they can play their military name in it.Why suddenly PP think its should refuse Indian access to our EEZ?Have the Indain governemnt pressured them to bring about real democatic refroms?

    Yes,we must reduce the invasion of Expats in our land for it destory nationality,individual soveiregnty,and articifially modified our culture,traditions,etc.. but we must at the same time,know who are our real firends and who are just aiming to abuse our territories for their own geo-politica strategy.

    Jeanne D'Arc

  8. I corret myself.We say no to any foreign present in our EEZ,and that include Indain,Chinese and any thoer nations,we soveiregn and we donnot need foreigners to come a aubse our terirtoriesfor geo-politcal strategy.

    Pp always starts with Indian and finish with Chinese.Indain youth Day and now >Chinese celbration day,to make love them in order that them can later abuse our EEZ.

    We need to proffesionalize our own Navy not depend on others to secure our soveiregnty we independence not a colony PP.

    Jeanne D'Arc

  9. Indian present in our EEZ is nothing than to protect the one-aprty regime.Indian did protect Pp thugs from Coup D'etat and keeps protecting the rogue regime enslaving our people.

    The interst of both Indain and China is solely aim at defending thier own strategic interests in the region under the giuse of friendships.I cannot call yourself friends of Seychelles and Seychellois;firends donot protect a minority dictatorship,but the people.Nations like Mauritius,Commores and others should work together to upgrade security inthe indain ocean.

    Morevoer,As soveriegnty country we must defence ourselves by ourselves ,that means upgrade our capacity,etc..

    Jeanne D'Arc

  10. Indain present accenture military competion between Chinese in the region.Seychelles EEZ should not be use as batlle filed for the two Asien countries.Moreveor,India,cannot be concidered a firend of the people of Seychelles for its fiancial the tyrannic regime in Seychelles,keep it alive just becuase India interests in its own geo-poltic intersts.Indian cannot tell us they like Democracy and then tunr and fianance a rogue regime.

    Seychelles is soveriegn and its teorritories must be respected-

    No to military present of countries supporting partilepep dictatorship in our EEZ. to abuse of our EEZ under the guise of friendship.

  11. THe Interest of Indian and CHinese is not our Interest PP.As soveireng Nation what come first and must come first is the portection of our land,people,soveiregnty and to achieve that keeping away potential foreign pests from nearing our territories is the best option.

    Morevoer,India,does not keep preaching about her Firendship with the PEOPLE OF SEYCHELLES.We could ask them,WHo you consider the people of Seychelles--party partilepep or the maojirty of Seychelles'Citizens?If think,we can answer this question for them,for it is clear that Indain Past and present actions (Saving PP regime from a coup D'etat,pampering the rogue regime with millions,military support and other fianacial helps ,,are actions that keep the dicatorial regime in place.If India is serious ,it should instead promote democratic refroms,stop rapping our eez,STOP SUPPORTING A DICATORIAL REGIME,STOP OVER POPUALTE OUR LAND WITH INDIAN WORKERS ETC..ETC..ETC..

    Disguise as friends to rape our EEZ is not friendship is participating in the oppression of our Nation.

    As to Chinese we donot have anything historiacal wîn common with them,If Pp love Chinese ,it is their problem but their love to Chinese communsits should in aynway be transpported to our people who love freedom not foriegn dominance,liberty not Khalifa dictation of how our Chirstina lands should do ,lokk like etc...etc..etc...

    We a Nation with our own interests and our interest should not be translated into foreign interests.Chinese interests is not Seychelles intrest PP.

    Jeanne D'Arc


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