India Deploys Submarine-Hunting Surveillance Aircraft to Seychelles

(The Diplomat; 22 March 2016) The Indian Navy has dispatched one of its most advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft, the P-8I Neptune, to Seychelles for aerial surveillance of the island nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an Indian Ministry of Defense press statement reveals. Continue reading India Deploys Submarine-Hunting Surveillance Aircraft to Seychelles

The  Blue Economy, the SDGs and Innovation: We have to take the Path Less Travelled

The Blue Economy is being heralded as an innovative agenda for setting the pace towards a new Seychelles. As a new development concept, the Blue Economy needs to be unpacked. We need to know what’s under its hood, how it works and how to fuel it. More than that, we need to know what it is not – the Blue Economy cannot be new branding for “business as usual” and definitely, no one wants to see old wine in a new bottle. And, the entire concept and practice of the Blue Economy needs research and development – R&D – to drive innovation that is needed. (Shah, 2013). Continue reading The  Blue Economy, the SDGs and Innovation: We have to take the Path Less Travelled