"I have no scores to settle... I just have a passion for the truth," said Jean-Claude de l'Estrac during the launch of his latest book, "L'an prochain à Diego Garcia '' last Saturday at the International Book Fair at Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre. An honest, detailed account of what really happened when Chagos was excised from Mauritius and the tragic story of the injustice suffered by the Chagossians. L'an prochain à Diego Garcia was published by les Editions le Printemps, represented at the Iaunch by its director, Ahmed Suleiman. Several key guests were also present at the event, including the former presidents of the republic, Cassam Uteem and Karl Offman and the French ambassador to Mauritius, Jean-François Dobelle.

"I have no scores to settle... I just have a passion for the truth," said Jean-Claude de l'Estrac during the launch of his latest book, "L'an prochain à Diego Garcia '' last Saturday at the International Book Fair at Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre. An honest, detailed account of what really happened when Chagos was excised from Mauritius and the tragic story of the injustice suffered by the Chagossians. L'an prochain à Diego Garcia was published by les Editions le Printemps, represented at the Iaunch by its director, Ahmed Suleiman. Several key guests were also present at the event, including the former presidents of the republic, Cassam Uteem and Karl Offman and the French ambassador to Mauritius, Jean-François Dobelle.

On 5th November 1965, the Council of Ministers met and decided that the "Secretary of State should be informed of their agreement that the British Government should take the necessary legal steps to detach the Chagos archipelago. During that meeting, Koenig, the Attorney General, Devienne, (Minister for Development) and Duval (Minister for Housing) stated that, although they were "agreeable to the detachment of the Chagos archipelago, they considered the compensation of £3m as inadequate and deplored the absence of any additional sugar quota." On the same day, the Governor informed Greenwood of the decision of the Council of Ministers. On November 11th, Koenig, Devienne and Duval resigned from the Government On November 8th 1965, the Chagos archipelago was excised from Mauritius and BlOT was created by order in council.