India's planned naval base in Seychelles to counter China hits roadblock
Updated : June 22, 2018 04:16 PM IST
Opposition lawmakers had argued that allowing India access to Assumption, which is near a busy shipping route, would be surrendering territory to another country.
Seychelles President Danny Faure is going to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi during a state visit which is due to start on Sunday.
The scrapped 20-year pact entailed building an airstrip and a jetty as India steps up a contest with China for influence in the Indian Ocean.