GOVERNMENT DE INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION 2842
TO BE ANSWERED ON 2.5.2012
Naval Base of China in Indian Ocean
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that China has established a Naval base in the Island of Seychelles on the Indian Ocean;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) what is the reaction of Government over this development in the context of the security of the nation?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI A K. ANTONY)
(a) As per the information available in the Ministry of Defence no such Naval base has been established by China in Seychelles.
(b) & (C): Does not arise.