De­ploy­ment of P-8I to Sey­chelles for EEZ sur­veil­lance

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

The In­dian Navy has de­ployed a P-8I mar­itime re­con­nais­sance air­craft to Sey­chelles since March 20, 2016, for sur­veil­lance in the exclusive eco­nomic zone (EEZ) of Sey­chelles, in ac­cor­dance with the MoU be­tween the Gov­ern­ments of In­dia and Sey­chelles. The In­dian Navy has, in the past, un­der­taken sur­veil­lance mis­sions in the Sey­chel­lois EEZ twice a year, by de­ploy­ing In­dian Navy ships. The last such de­ploy­ment was un­der­taken by ships of the 1st Train­ing Squadron of the In­dian Navy, in Oc­to­ber 2015.

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