Where is it located, and more about it :
- Is a small island located in the Indian ocean.
- It is a single coral island which belongs to the Outer Islands District of the Seychelles.
- The island's few inhabitants, mostly farmers and fishermen, have gone to Victoria (the capital) for government jobs.
Why is it in news recently ?
- Seychelles recently shot down India's plan to build a military base in Assumption Island.
Why is Assumption Island important strategically ?
- The island's location is ideal for monitoring the Mozambique Channel, which sees significant international trade.
- A naval base there would help India secure its merchant ships, be a resource for other shipping nations and help combat China's increasing clout in the Indian Ocean.