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Jaishankar was on a November 27-28 visit to Seychelles. He arrived here after his visit to the United Arab Emirates. He also visited Bahrain as part of this three-nation tour, which began on Tuesday.(ANI)

Jaishankar stresses on enhancing bilateral ties with Seychelles in post-Covid era

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Victoria
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:14 AM IST
During his visit, S Jaishankar called on Seychelles’ newly-elected Indian-origin President Wavel Ramkalawan on Friday and congratulated him on his recent electoral victory.
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External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar.(File photo)
External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar.(File photo)

EAM Jaishankar begins Seycelles visit, to focus on security, development cooperation

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Seychelles is the last leg of Jaishankar’s three-nation tour that also took him to Bahrain and the UAE, and his main objective in the capital Victoria is to meet newly elected President Wavel Ramkalawan and present a letter from PM Modi
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Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)

S Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart; discusses Covid-19, strategic cooperation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Jaishankar, on the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, is currently visiting the UAE. He arrived in Dubai on Wednesday night.
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NSA Ajit Doval.(PTI File)
NSA Ajit Doval.(PTI File)

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives to revive trilateral maritime security dialogue

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
As part of efforts by the three countries to expand maritime security cooperation in the Indian Ocean, three more countries—Bangladesh, Seychelles and Mauritius—have been invited as observers for the meeting
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External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)

External affairs minister Jaishankar to visit Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Since diplomatic engagements were disrupted by the pandemic, Jaishankar has travelled only to Russia for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and to Japan for a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad.
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Seychelles newly elected President Wavel Ramkalawan, poses for a photo after the just concluded presidential and legislative elections in Victoria, Seychelles on October 25,2020.(AFP)
Seychelles newly elected President Wavel Ramkalawan, poses for a photo after the just concluded presidential and legislative elections in Victoria, Seychelles on October 25,2020.(AFP)

PM Modi greets Ramkalawan on his historic win in presidential polls in Seychelles

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Wavel Ramkalawan is expected to be sworn in as the new President on October 26.
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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)
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

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Victoria
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
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Opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan.(AFP)
Opposition candidate and Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan.(AFP)

Wavel Ramkalawan wins Seychelles elections: Reports

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:35 AM IST
According to provisional figures reported by the local media, Ramkalawan’s party Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) secured 55 per cent of votes, while incumbent Danny Faure trailed with 43 per cent of votes.
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Several African economies without mineral resources and oil have managed to monetise their beaches and wildlife. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Several African economies without mineral resources and oil have managed to monetise their beaches and wildlife. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel restrictions have adverse effect on Africa’s tourism

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Travel and tourism contributed $168 billion to African economies last year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Island nations including Mauritius and Seychelles heavily rely on the travellers for revenue.
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Amy Jackson ringed in her birthday with family in Seychelles.
Amy Jackson ringed in her birthday with family in Seychelles.

Amy Jackson celebrates 28th birthday with rain dance in bikini, says ‘just to live another day is a gift’. See pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Amy Jackson is vacationing in Seychelles with her family and celebrated her 28th birthday dancing in rain and chilling with son Andreas on the beach.
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There’s little evidence to show the mansion was bought with criminal proceeds - it was purchased by an Indian entrepreneur long before he faced the accusations of fraud.(Bloomberg Photo)
There’s little evidence to show the mansion was bought with criminal proceeds - it was purchased by an Indian entrepreneur long before he faced the accusations of fraud.(Bloomberg Photo)

India-born tycoon was wrongly ensnared in Canada’s dirty money probe

By Natalie Obiko Pearson | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:54 AM IST
A six-month investigation commissioned by the province of British Columbia had scoured more than a million land titles for signs of illicit funds swirling through Canada’s most expensive housing market.
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Gen Singh was the army chief when India carried out surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in September 2016.(ANI photo)
Gen Singh was the army chief when India carried out surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in September 2016.(ANI photo)

Former army chief General Dalbir Singh appointed Indian envoy to Seychelles

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Former army chief General Dalbir Singh was on Thursday named as the Indian high commissioner India to Seychelles, an Indian Ocean island nation.
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Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo (C) heads to control the ball during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Nigeria and Libya in Uyo(AFP)
Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo (C) heads to control the ball during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Nigeria and Libya in Uyo(AFP)

Ighalo hat-trick takes Nigeria closer to Nations Cup place

By Reuters | Cape Town
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2018 02:18 PM IST
Nigeria leapfrog the North Africans into second place in Group E after three games, a point behind leaders South Africa, who recorded their biggest ever international victory with a 6-0 hammering of Seychelles in Johannesburg.
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Representative Image(Reuters)
Representative Image(Reuters)

WADA vice-president to vote against Russia reinstatement

By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:26 PM IST
The Norwegian, the most senior member of WADA’s leadership to express opposition to the move, said in a statement that Russia had yet to satisfy key criteria for its anti-doping agency’s readmission.
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WADA suspended the RUSADA in 2015 after declaring it to be non-compliant following revelations of a vast, Moscow-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.(AFP)
WADA suspended the RUSADA in 2015 after declaring it to be non-compliant following revelations of a vast, Moscow-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.(AFP)

World Anti-Doping Agency to reinstate Russia after suspension

By AFP | Montreal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 04:59 PM IST
A WADA statement said its independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) had recommended that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be reinstated when the agency’s executive committee meets in the Seychelles on September 20.
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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

By IANS | New Delhi
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.
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New Delhi: 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/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI6_25_2018_000086B)(PTI)
New Delhi: 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/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI6_25_2018_000086B)(PTI)

After the naval base agreement, New Delhi must cultivate the neighbour’s domestic constituencies

By Swaran Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 08:23 AM IST
During President Danny Faure’s visit to India this week, the two countries agreed to work on the stalled Assumption Island Project keeping each other’s interests in mind. But it is still to be ratified by his national parliament dominated by the Opposition.
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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

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 10:17 PM IST
India also announced a $100-million credit to Seychelles for augmenting its defence capabilities
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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

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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.
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Indian Navy frigate INS Trikand (F51) of the Talwar class (modified Russian Krivak III class) frigate entering Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, on 12 July 2013.(File Photo)
Indian Navy frigate INS Trikand (F51) of the Talwar class (modified Russian Krivak III class) frigate entering Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, on 12 July 2013.(File Photo)

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base on remote island

By Reuters | Reuters, Anse Aux Pins
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 02:59 PM IST
India and Seychelles signed an agreement in January to build military facilities on the remote island of Assumption, but the project quickly attracted criticism from opposition
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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

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, London
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
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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

By HT Correspondent | AFP, Victoria,
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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