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Indo-Pacific

Seychelles in crosshairs of India's maritime security axis

New Delhi's priorities in the Indian Ocean dovetail with US Indo-Pacific strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs island and archipelago nations to come on board with India for maritime security in the vast Indian Ocean. (Nikkei montage/AP and Getty Images)

COLOMBO -- Wavel Ramkalawan, the newly elected president of the Seychelles, must navigate the geopolitical tides swirling about his archipelago nation, which sits on the western edge of the Indian Ocean and is being courted by both China and India.

India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has already beaten his Chinese counterpart to Ramkalawan's door, an indicator of the strategic importance New Delhi sees in this small nation of islands that falls within its maritime security axis.

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