Though details are sketchy in the public domain, it seems we have the prime minister has achieved it. These are remote islands with barely 300 odd folks.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... aign=cppst
....On Wednesday, as Modi toured Mauritius, officials signed an agreement to upgrade sea and air links on the remote Agalega islands, offering India a foothold in an area hundreds of miles from its coast.
The two sides have been discussing North and South Agalega islands for years but there have been reservations in the about opening up the area to foreign involvement.
India's foreign ministry said in a statement the agreement "provides for setting up and upgradation of infrastructure for improving air and sea connectivity ... which will go a long way in ameliorating the conditions of the inhabitants of this remote island."
The new facilities would also "enhance the capabilities of the Mauritian Defence Forces in safeguarding their interests", suggesting there would be a military spin-off to the development.
The North Agalega island has a rough air strip which would likely be upgraded under the agreement, a former Indian navy pilot said. ...
Navy has already been operating from it ...
http://www.lemauricien.com/article/visi ... ri-agalega
VISIT: The INS Savitri to Agalega
ARTICLE IN THE MAURITIAN | JULY 28, 2012 - 01:00
The ship of the Indian Navy, INS Savitri, left yesterday for Port Louis the Great Peninsula with a stop in Agalega, islands he visited last June 27 The crew will take this opportunity to donate supplies to residents. A delegation of ten people in the Outer Islands Development Corporation is part of the journey.
It was at the request of the Mauritian government that India has deployed the INS Savitri in Mauritian waters to conduct anti-piracy patrols and monitor the Exclusive Economic Zone. The Offshore Patrol Vessel will thus have scoured the waters of Mauritius from 27 June to 30 July.
Couple of more links ...
https://www.academia.edu/7698452/_New_D ... _July_2012