Topic: Maldives Crisis
If Chinese naval vessels suddenly appear off Maldives to ostensibly protect their interests, the door would shut on Indian intervention.
Between India, Japan, the US and EU, it should not be difficult to provide a collective economic counterweight to China in a small but strategically significant country like the Maldives.
India can’t forget that Nasheed first opened the gate for China. New Delhi musn't repeat the mistake of 2013, when it rushed in to legitimise Abdulla Yameen
In response to ThePrint report on India mulling its options, Maldives govt assures ‘normalcy’. Says Indian govt’s concerns are ‘unfounded’.
A state of Emergency has been declared in the Maldives, after the government arrested the leader of opposition and two Supreme Court judges on Monday. India has supported the opposition leaders.
Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.
Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.
Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.