We have a bunch of active satellite operators in the region, mainly from Mauritius (3B8), Reunion (FR) and South Africa (ZS) also from Madagascar 5R8 sometimes , in spite many countries reachable particularly on FO-29 we do not hear much traffic except for regular QSO with Thailand (thanks to Kob, E21EJC).
I guess the active guys reachable around the Indian Ocean (West Africa, Middle-East, Asia and Oceania) are not looking this way as not expecting any trafic and also due to time difference.
Just to let you know that we would like to QSO with you guys. Look for us on the birds.
Jean Marc (3B8DU)