Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth inaugurated several projects in Mauritius. India has been helping Mauritius in many cases even before this. Mauritius is an important part of India’s Neighborhood First Policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pravind Jugnauth (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth (Pravind Jugnath) Civil Service College in Mauritius established in collaboration with India (Civil service college) and inaugurated 8 MW Solar PV Farm Project. Earlier, India’s Ministry of External Affairs had said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be exchanged to extend a $190 million line of credit to Mauritius from India for the Metro Express project and other infrastructure projects and to implement smaller development projects. . Mauritius is an important part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. India supported Mauritius by providing vaccines and medical supplies in the early stages of Corona.
India to export advanced light helicopters to Mauritius
On the other hand, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with the Government of Mauritius for the export of an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk-3) as part of the Union Government’s vision to boost defense exports to friendly countries. This helicopter will be used by Mauritius Police. The Mauritius government is already using HAL manufactured ALH and Darnier-228 aircraft. HAL has said in a statement that with this contract for the supply of one ALH Mk-3 helicopter, the Mauritius government will further strengthen the business relationship that has been going on for three decades. The contract has been signed between HAL and senior officials of the Government of Mauritius at the Transport Aircraft Division of the Kanpur-based company.
PM Narendra Modi & his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth inaugurate the India-assisted Social Housing Units project in Mauritius, Civil Service College and 8MW Solar PV Farm projects, virtually. pic.twitter.com/pzGxAZgRM0
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ALH Mk-3 is a 5.5 ton category helicopter
The ALH Mk-3 is made in India. This multirole and multi mission helicopter belongs to the 5.5 ton category. This helicopter has proved its usefulness in a variety of roles. Be it India or abroad, this helicopter has carried out many life saving missions during natural calamities. So far 335 ALH Mk-3s have been built. Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean region, is a strategically important country for India. The Indian-led initiative of the Indian Ocean Rim Association is headquartered in Mauritius. IORA has eight African member countries. In which countries like Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique and Comoros are included.
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