Saturday, August 22, 2009

Antony in Maldives

New Delhi, Aug. 21: Defence minister A.K. Antony today visited an island in the Maldives where the Indian Navy wants to station surveillance aircraft.
The Gan coral island in the Addoo Atoll is just south of the equator.
The defence minister was accompanied by his Maldivian counterpart, Ameen Faisal.
A defence ministry release said Antony visited a memorial in honour of Indian soldiers killed in World War II (1939-1945).
A senior navy source had said that a permanent strategic presence in Gan was important for India

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