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GOVERNMENT DE INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

 

RAJYA SABHA
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?

ANSWER
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.