British Indian Ocean Territory


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British Indian Ocean Territory

A British dependency comprising small islands in the western Indian Ocean. It was formed in 1965 by agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles.

British Indian Ocean Territory

n
(Placename) a UK Overseas Territory in the Indian Ocean: consists of the Chagos Archipelago (formerly a dependency of Mauritius) and formerly included (until 1976) Aldabra, Farquhar, and Des Roches, now administratively part of the Seychelles. Diego Garcia is an important US naval base

Brit′ish In′dian O′cean Ter`ritory


n.
a British colony in the Indian Ocean, consisting of the Chagos Archipelago. 76 sq. mi. (177 sq. km).
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Between 1968 and 1973, British Labour and Conservative governments organized the removal of everyone living on the 55 islands that now constitute the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), and that were split off from Mauritius at the time of its independence.
Between 1968 and 1973, British Labor and Conservative governments organized the removal of everyone living on the 55 islands that now constitute the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), and that were split off from Mauritius at the time of its independence.
Part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Chagos Islands have courted controversy since 1970 when t British government expelled 2,000 Chagossians to make room for a Cold W US military base on the archipelago's biggest island, Diego Garcia.
The countries and territories concerned are the following: Greenland, New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (ie Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustacius, Sint Maarten), Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena and Dependencies, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
In this case, the flights stopped to refuel at the airbase on the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia.
The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is the largest area of biodiversity under UK control.
British Indian Ocean Territory Police, Navy Security Escort, and the local Fire Department were on scene for traffic control and to evaluate further actions.
He said: "We must demand to know whether the US have moved these weapons to Diego Garcia, a British Indian Ocean territory, and how it would be intended to use them.
Japan relies for more than 80% of its oil imports on the Middle East, with oil tankers voyaging through the Straits of Hormuz and waters between Diego Garcia, a British Indian Ocean territory, and India.
military base in the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia made an emergency landing Monday on the Philippine island of Cebu after its cargo of liquid oxygen leaked, Philippine officials said.
Ascension Island, Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar.
It appears the book is also doing duty for Diego Garcia, Chagos (2 entries) and the British Indian Ocean Territory (nil entries).

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