Friday, January 25, 2013

India to present Dornier-228 aircraft to Seychelles


New Delhi: India is going to transfer a Dornier-228 maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles to help the country keep its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) under better surveillance as well as guard against terrorism and piracy.
Defence minister A K Antony will present the Dornier aircraft, manufactured by defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics, to Seychelles President James Michel at a function here on January 31. Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced $5 million assistance for Seychelles, in keeping with India's overall policy to provide economic and military aid to Indian Ocean Region (IOR) countries to counter China's inroads into the region.
25/01/13 Times of India