The Indian Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan leaves Mauritius today after a four day visit. During his stay, the admiral met with Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth as well as with local authorities to discuss issues related to our exclusive economic zone.

ION News met with Admiral Dhowan to discuss the benefits of the two latest collaborations between India and Mauritius. Namely the exchange of information on merchant navy ships sailing in the Indian Ocean and the use by Mauritius of hydrographic data compiled by the Indian Navy. Admiral Dhowan believes that Mauritius can use this resource to tap into its “phenomenal” maritime potential which includes fish and maybe even oil.

Asked about the eventual use of Agalega island by the Indian navy, Admiral asserts that he is “not aware” of the existence of such talks.