It is an overseas territory belonging to the U.K. It’s located in the Indian Ocean, between Indonesia and Africa. It includes six atolls of the Chagos Archipelago along with 1000 other individual islands. The natives of the islands have been moved to other islands and island countries near by.The largest island is Diego Garcia, which accommodates the islands’ only harbour and airport.
The islands were part of Mauritius and Seychelles before being separated in 1965. Some of the islands were returned to Seychelles in 1976. The island of Diego Garcia is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and so, very important for the U.S. and the U.K. There is a naval base here jointly controlled by both the countries.Fishing and Yachting are taken up by the personnel on the islands and the former is also a means of income for them.