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Operation Lal Dora: India's aborted military intervention in Mauritius

Brewster, David; Rai, Ranjit


As India expands its strategic reach in the Indian Ocean, it will need friends that it can count on. The island state of Mauritius has long been one of India's closest allies in the region. This article discusses India's plans for a military intervention in Mauritius in 1983 to prevent a feared coup that may have threatened India's interests. A naval task force was readied, but the intervention did not proceed because of disagreements in India's leadership. Instead New Delhi facilitated a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-03-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Security
DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2012.761208


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