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Former President Danny Faure’s United Seychelles party had been in power over the past 43 years but this was the first time he had faced voters himself(AP)

Seychelles opposition wins Presidency for first time in 43 years

Victoria | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:05 PM IST
Ramkalawan promised to continue working with Faure,an unusually good-natured transfer of power for the nearby African continent where many rulers are eliminating term limits and cracking down on political opposition
Sushma Swaraj hands over Dornier aircraft to Seychelles President Danny Faure.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Sushma Swaraj hands over Dornier aircraft to Seychelles President Danny Faure.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

India gifts Dornier aircraft to Seychelles, President says will help bolster maritime surveillance

New Delhi | By IANS
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 07:05 PM IST
India and the Seychelles were committed to securing the oceanic space around them for sustained development, said Sushma Swaraj.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a photo with model of Dornier aircraft which will be gifted to Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure after their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Monday, June 25, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a photo with model of Dornier aircraft which will be gifted to Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure after their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Monday, June 25, 2018.(PTI Photo)

India, Seychelles agree to work on Assumption Island naval base project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 10:17 PM IST
India also announced a $100-million credit to Seychelles for augmenting its defence capabilities
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure at Hyderbad House in New Delhi.(@MEAIndia/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure at Hyderbad House in New Delhi.(@MEAIndia/Twitter)

PM Modi holds talks with Seychelles president on defence, security issues

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 01:42 PM IST
The Seychelles President’s visit comes just days after he said that a joint project with New Delhi to develop a naval base at Assumption Island in his country would not move forward.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Seychelles Danny Faure at a meeting in London in April.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Seychelles Danny Faure at a meeting in London in April.(PTI file photo)

Will not move forward on naval project with India, says Seychelles president

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 09:47 AM IST
There has been growing political opposition in Seychelles to a pact it signed with India in 2015 to develop a naval facility at the Assumption Island which would have given India a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean Region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, at a meeting on the sidelines of CHOGM 2018, in London on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, at a meeting on the sidelines of CHOGM 2018, in London on Thursday.(PTI photo)

Modi holds bilateral talks with several world leaders on CHOGM sidelines

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:59 PM IST
The bilateral talks between Faure and Modi assumes significance after Seychelles ordered an inquiry into the leak of a highly classified agreement signed with India to develop infrastructure on Assumption Island, which lies southwest of the mainland of Mahe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Danny Faure, President of Seychelles on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Danny Faure, President of Seychelles on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

‘This deal is dead’: Seychelles oppn to block India’s plan of building military base

AFP, Victoria, | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 10:13 PM IST
India plans to invest $550 million in building a military base on Assumption island, Seychelles to help it ensure the safety of its vessels in the southern Indian Ocean.
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