The UK excised the archipelago from Mauritian territory in 1965, three years prior to Mauritian independence.
The UK gradually depopulated the archipelago's indigenous population and leased its biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States.
Mauritius is likely to maintain its edge over Cyprus as preferred source of FDI for India as inflows from the Indian Ocean island nation will get concessional tax treatment till March 2019, say tax experts.
Mauritius is looking to revive efforts to put in place a comprehensive economic cooperation pact with India, close on the heels of sorting out long-pending issues related to the bilateral tax treaty.
Behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday.
The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
The Republic of Mauritius is an island situated in the Indian Ocean, just off the south coast of Africa. Experts have called it an African social and economic success story.
The island's government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister in the national capital, a day after he skipped the luncheon meeting organise by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for opposition leaders.
By studying the mineral, zircon, found in rocks spewed up by lava during volcanic eruptions, the scientists concluded that remnants of this mineral were far too old to belong to the island of Mauritius.
Covering the 2,100 nautical miles voyage from Goa to here, through rough seas whipped up by the Southwest Monsoon, in 20 days, this was the first voyage by an all-women crew on any Indian Navy vessel.
), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Formerly a Dutch colony (1638–1710) and a French colony (1715–1810), Mauritius became a British colonial possession in 1810 and remained so until 1968, the year in which it attained independence.