Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: India-Maldives

From development to security, India and Maldives sign 6 pacts to broaden ties

India will continue as ‘first responder’ to any crisis in the country, extends $100 million line of credit to finish all development projects in time-bound manner.

Why Maldives’ Nasheed vs Solih is trouble. Delhi doesn’t want to rock the boat in Indian Ocean

Delhi knows China’s favourite politician in Maldives will benefit if the political chaos spreads. Keeping the Indian Ocean democratic is a priority.

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to visit India next week, set to meet Murmu, Modi

MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi during a briefing Thursday said Solih's visit, from 1 to 4 August, would give an opportunity to review the partnership progress between India & Maldives.

Maldives’ Nasheed meets NSA Doval in India, calls him ‘grandmaster of geopolitics’

Speaker & ex-president Mohamed Nasheed's meeting with Doval comes as Maldives government tries to quash growing anti-India campaign ahead of presidential election next year.

India remains first, won’t allow China to ‘grab’ land, says ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed, who is now Speaker of the Maldivian Parliament, warned against China’s ‘land grab and debt trap’ policy, adding that it put the island nation under massive debt burden.

India, Maldives to sign agreement on Greater Male Connectivity Project

The contract will be inked between Maldives govt and Maharashtra-based company Afcons infrastructure. It will be the largest-ever infrastructure project funded by India in Maldives.

Maldives won’t allow non-state actors to use its territory: Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid says he would reiterate his country's demand for reform of UNSC once he takes over as UNGA president.

UNGA president-elect Abdullah Shahid calls on PM Modi, discusses India-Maldives ties

Modi felicitated the president-elect on his vision statement for a 'Presidency of Hope' and assured him of India's full support and cooperation during his presidency.

Maldives should treat India ‘first among equals’, but can keep China door open too: Envoy Sudhir

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, the Indian High Commissioner to Maldives said the Solih govt recognises its 'responsibility in maintaining peace and security' in Indian Ocean.

India, Sri Lanka and Maldives hold virtual trilateral exercise on maritime security

The two-day virtual exercise aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and facilitated the exchange of best practices to counter trans-national maritime crime like curbing narcotics.

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.