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Modi's Indian Ocean tour

India’s role as the "net security provider" in the Indian Ocean region will receive a major boost when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits three India Ocean nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 10-14. Here's all you need to know about Mr. Modi's tri-nation trip:



Sri Lanka
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Did you Know
Mr. Modi is the first Indian PM and the third Indian leader to visit Jaffna, after Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
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  country’s population.  vessel for Mauritius, will police its 2.3
  million sq km of Exclusive Economic Zone.
Mauritius
>Modi commissions India-built Mauritian naval patrol ship >Modi hails Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature >Modi for forming a strong grouping around Indian Ocean
Did You Know
Indo-Mauritians form about 70% of the
>India and Mauritius announce security cooperation pact Barracuda, an India-built naval patrol
  Late PM Indira Gandhi visited the country
  in 1981.  from Seychelles, has been voted multiple
  times of   having the best beach in the world.
Seychelles
>Modi's media statement >Modi boosts security cooperation >India deepening footprint in Indian Ocean
Did You Know
Modi is the first Prime Minister to visit.
>Modi hopes to counter China influence with SAARC tour Assumption Island, which India leased

Colombo,
Sri Lanka
Friday

Port Louis,
Mauritius
Thursday

Mahe,
Seychelles
Wednesday



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