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Seychelles: Ahead Of India Visit, President Danny Faure Cancels Military Facility Deal

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| June 17 , 2018 , 15:22 IST

‘Seychelles Deal won’t move forward’ said President Danny Faure canceling the deal to build a military project in the Assumption island of Seychelles.

President of Seychelles, Danny Faure while addressing a press conference earlier this month said,  “Seychelles would develop military facilities at the island on its own and that the project with India "will not move forward".

According to media reports, he also said that the deal not is discussed on his Indian visit scheduled on June 25th.

Earlier this year, India signed a logistics agreement with France in the Indian Ocean, which would give India access to French bases in the Indian Ocean region where China already has a military advantage

The pact on the Assumption Island military facility, between India and Seychelles, was first signed in 2015 during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Seychelles An updated version of the original pact was finalized by the two sides earlier this year.

While on the contrary, Seychelles's opposition party leaders came out plainly against the pact after the original as well as the revised version of the deal surfaced online in March this day.

After the havoc, the Seychelles President said he would not approach the country's parliament to ratify the agreement with India.

As per the reports in the media, the Seychelles deal was worth about $550 million (Rs 3,760 crore)