In Headlines: Mauritius Oil Spill - A japanese bulk-carrier ship which was carrying fuel oil has split into two parts in south-east Mauritius.
Mauritius is situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn, in the south of Indian Ocean.
Mauritius is a member of the African Union, Indian Ocean Rim Association and the Indian Ocean Commission.
It is also a founding-member of the ‘Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS).
India is Mauritius’s largest trading partner and has been the largest exporter of goods and services since 2007.
Mauritius is the second largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for India after Singapore.