Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: 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.

After Maldives, Jaishankar in Sri Lanka to secure Indian Ocean neighbourhood, counter China

The back-to-back visits by EAM S. Jaishankar is expected to strengthen India’s maritime security domain under the ‘SAGAR’ doctrine, in view of growing Chinese influence.

India-led Quad can rescue Sri Lanka from its ‘Made in China’ crisis. But timing is key

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is touring Sri Lanka that faces an economic crisis and Maldives badly in Beijing's debt. But there’s enough wiggle space for India.

Maldives’ Mariya Didi 1st foreign defence minister to review Navy academy parade

Didi is on a 6-day visit to India. She was the first female lawyer in the Maldives, and became the first woman in its history to be a minister in 2018.

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives meet identifies terrorism, trafficking among 4 areas of concern

The trilateral security meeting discussed specific proposals for cooperation for each of the areas as vital for dealing with contemporary security challenges in the region.

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.

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.

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid becomes 76th President of UN General Assembly

United Nations: Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was on Monday overwhelmingly elected as President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly,...

Maldives faces world’s fastest growing Covid epidemic, to impose 16-hour curfew in Male

Maldives, which depends on luxury tourism for much of its income, has the highest number of infections per million people over the last 7 and 14 days.

Maldives is building a floating city to fight the impact of climate change

Developed by the Maldives government and a Dutch company, the first-of-its kind 'island city' will be based in a warm-water lagoon just 10 minutes by boat from the capital city of Male.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.