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After ties between India and Maldives got strained under Abdulla Yameen, the new Maldivian foreign minister says the ‘relationship is based on principles’.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed leads his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.
Modi government has lined up generous aid and a high-level visit to Male by the PM as it looks for course correction in ties with the island nation.
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Modi too extended an invitation to the president-elect to visit India, which Solih accepted.
Former president Mohamed Nasheed told ThePrint, ‘We have always been pro-India and pro-South Asia’.
Should Abdulla Yameen create chaos, New Delhi must be ready to intervene and uphold democratic verdict.
The US and India have congratulated opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his triumph.
China's growing influence can be seen in landmarks such as the Chinese embassy, the expanded Malé international airport and the Friendship Bridge.
India’s move reflects its frustration with President Yameen who, while inching closer to China, is demolishing New Delhi’s presence in Maldives. New Delhi: As the relationship between India and the Maldives nose-dives, it is learnt that Delhi voted against Malé and in favour of Indonesia for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council last week. Delhi’s decision is a measure of its frustration against the authoritarian regime of President Abdulla Yameen, who Thursday sentenced the 82-year-old former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed and justice Ali Hameed to 19 months in prison. They were charged with refusing to hand over their phone for a police investigation. “Yes, India voted against the Maldives in the election on June 9 for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council,” a government source told ThePrint. The sentencing of Gayoom and the two Supreme Court judges to “long prison terms without a fair trial”,...
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