British Indian Ocean Territory

What is British Indian Ocean Territory known for?


military

work World Factbook date 27 March 2013 accessdate 5 April 2013 The largest and most southerly island is Diego Garcia, , the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the eviction of the native population (Depopulation of Chagossians from the Chagos Archipelago), the Chagossians, in the 1960s and 70s, the only inhabitants are US and British military personnel and associated contractors, who

to allow the United States to establish a military base on the island. Today, the exiled Chagossians are still trying to return, claiming that the forced expulsion and dispossession was illegal (see Depopulation of Diego Garcia).

the Seychelles to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. The purpose was to allow the construction of military facilities for the mutual benefit of the United Kingdom and the United States. The islands were formally established as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom on 8 November 1965.


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Committee Disarmament Program & New England Regional Office title The Sun never sets: confronting the network of foreign U.S. military bases publisher South End Press location Boston, Massachusetts year 1991 isbn 0896083993 ** Commissioner - Tony Crombie, Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory (2004-present) * '''British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands)''' ''(overseas territory)'' ** Commissioner - Tony Crombie, Commissioner of the British


international public

of British Pounds (Pound sterling), the official currency of the territory. Separate telephone facilities for military and public needs are available, providing all standard commercial telephone services, including connection to the Internet. International telephone service is carried via satellite (communications satellite). Cable & Wireless started operating in 1982 under licence from the British Government to provide international public telecommunications


related articles

* Diego Garcia, timeline posted at the History Commons. * Christian Nauvel, "A Return from Exile in Sight? The Chagossians and their Struggle" (2006) 5 ''Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights'' 96–126 (retrieved 9 May 2011). * EU Relations


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-territory-coin date 17 May 2009 author Pobjoy Mint Ltd publisher coinnews.net accessdate 4 April 2014 currency_code country_code time_zone utc_offset +6 time_zone_DST utc_offset_DST drives_on right calling_code +246 cctld .io footnote_a For the Overseas Territories (British Overseas Territories). The '''British Indian Ocean Territory''' ('''BIOT''') or '''Chagos Islands''' is an British Overseas Territory overseas territory

would be dialled as 00 + 1 + 246 + local seven digit phone number. Failure to include the number "1", would result in accessing country calling code (List of country calling codes) +246 of British Indian Ocean Territory (''Diego Garcia''). Cable and Wireless - Diego Gracia - Pelindaba (Treaty of Pelindaba) Indian Ocean Territory (British Indian Ocean Territory) Réunion, Mayotte Scattered Islands

military personnel and civilian contractors on Diego Garcia (July 2006 est.) language religion electricity callingcode +246 (Diego Garcia) tld .io timezone UTC +6 The '''British Indian Ocean Territory''' is unsurprisingly among the islands of the Indian Ocean, south of India, about halfway between Madagascar and Indonesia. Understand thumb 450px Map of the British Indian Ocean Territory (File:Biot-travel-map.png) Established as a territory of the UK in 1965


research related

an environmental benchmark for other areas. Unlike the rest of the world, the BIOT has been relatively untouched by man's actions. * Providing a natural laboratory to help understand climate change. * Opportunity for research related to marine science, biodiversity, and climate change. * Acting as a reserve for species in danger in other areas. * Providing an export of surplus juveniles, larvae, seeds, and spores to help with output in neighbouring areas.


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of British Pounds (Pound sterling), the official currency of the territory. Separate telephone facilities for military and public needs are available, providing all standard commercial telephone services, including connection to the Internet. International telephone service is carried via satellite (communications satellite). Cable & Wireless started operating in 1982 under licence from the British Government to provide international public


competing'

this British overseas territory from competing. * The British Indian Ocean Territory currently has no permanent population although there is a sizeable population (Chagossian) who were ''born'' in the BIOT but currently live in Mauritius and the United Kingdom and so would be eligible to compete on birth criteria. * The lack of a permanent population would seem to prevent the British overseas territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and British Antarctic Territory

, the New Zealand territory of Ross Dependency and the Australian external territories of Australian Antarctic Territory, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral Sea Islands and Heard Island and McDonald Islands from competing. A None Mauritius has an autonomous island, Rodrigues. Mauritius claims the British Indian Ocean Territory and the French island

Antarctic Territory there are competing territorial claims that are held in abeyance. The two nations also jointly operate on the British (British overseas territory) military facilities of Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory and on Ascension Island, a dependency of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. Officially part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Chagos were home to the Chagossians for more than a century and a half until the United Kingdom


military presence

Cayman Islands . As of 2010, Britain maintains the School of Jungle Warfare in Brunei and a battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, in addition to some aircraft of the Army Air Corps (Army Air Corps (United Kingdom)), as part of the British Military Garrison Brunei. There is also a small British military presence remaining on Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory, as well as a refuelling station (manned by Royal Navy personnel) in the former HMNB Singapore (Singapore Naval Base) in Singapore. Defence Fuels Group Along with the remaining Amirante Islands, Desroches had been a part of the Seychelles since it became a separate colony in 1909. On November 8, 1965, the United Kingdom split Desroches from the Seychelles to become part of the newly created British Indian Ocean Territory together with Farquhar Group, Aldabra and the Chagos Archipelago, but were returned to the Seychelles with the first two. The purpose was to allow the construction of military facilities for the mutual benefit of the United Kingdom and the United States. On June 23, 1976, Desroches was returned to Seychelles as a result of it attaining independence. Criticism Some existing and proposed MPAs have been criticized by local indigenous populations, and their supporters, as impinging on land usage rights. One example of this is the proposed ''Chagos protected area'' in the Chagos Islands, contested by Chagossians deported from their homeland in 1965 by the British (United Kingdom) in the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). According to Wikileaks CableGate documents, ref name ' WikiPedia:British Indian Ocean Territory Dmoz:Regional Asia British_Indian_Ocean_Territory Commons:British Indian Ocean Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

The '''British Indian Ocean Territory''' ('''BIOT''') or '''Chagos Islands''' is an overseas territory (British Overseas Territory) of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islands

The largest and most southerly island is Diego Garcia, , the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the eviction of the native population (Depopulation of Chagossians from the Chagos Archipelago), the Chagossians, in the 1960s and 70s, the only inhabitants are US and British military personnel and associated contractors, who collectively number around 4,000 (2004 figures). The islands are off-limits to casual tourists, the media, and their former inhabitants.

Mauritius sought to resume control over the Chagos Archipelago which was split from its territory by the UK in 1965 to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. Between 1968 and 1973, the Chagossians, then numbering about 2,000 people, were expelled by the British (United Kingdom) government to Mauritius and Seychelles to allow the United States to establish a military base on the island. Today, the exiled Chagossians are still trying to return, claiming that the forced expulsion and dispossession was illegal (see Depopulation of Diego Garcia).

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