India-Mauritius Relations

Why important?
PM of Mauritius visited India
  • Lots of Indian origin citizens in Mauritius
  • Big source of FDI in India due to tax agreement between two countries which is exploited by companies to invest in India
Outcomes of visit:
  • India has extended a $500 million Line of Credit to Mauritius
  • Both the countries have agreed that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in Indian Ocean is sine qua non for pursuing economic opportunities.
  • India and Mauritius agreed to keep a vigil against piracy, humans and drugs trafficking as well as illegal fishing and other forms of illegal exploitation of marine resources
  • Mauritius has signed and ratified the framework agreement on International Solar Alliance
  • Both the countries have also agreed to cooperate hydrography for a secure and peaceful maritime domain. 
  • India is also supporting the National Coast Guard of Mauritius to augment its capacity through Project Trident. 
  • India will also renew the life of the Coast Guard Ship Guardian, which was given to Mauritius under an assistance programme
  • Four Agreements Signed:
    • Agreement on Maritime Security
    • Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up of a civil services college in Mauritius.
    • MoU was signed between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Mauritius Oceanography Institute in marine sciences and technology.
    • Submission of instrument of ratification of International Solar Alliance (ISA) by Mauritius.

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