Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Topic: Maldives

China

China plays down reports of new Maldivian govt’s pro-India tilt

The Chinese foreign ministry said that it hoped Male will make the right choice and not pull out of a free trade deal with Beijing.
PM Narendra Modi with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Maldives set to pull out of free trade pact with China as it moves closer to India

Former president Abdulla Yameen had signed the free trade agreement with China in Beijing in December last year.
PM Narendra Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held talks in Male

New govt of Maldives likely to keep 2 Indian choppers previous president didn’t want

Previous Maldives govt had asked India to take back choppers as it made overtures towards China. New government is more pro-India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he emplanes for Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi

PM Modi breaks the ice with Maldives with promise of whatever help Male needs

Modi is attending the inauguration of President Ibrahim Solih and said 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' extends to India’s neighbours too.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Getty Images

In first visit to Maldives, PM Modi plans to reset ties with anti-China Solih govt

Modi's visit - the first by an Indian head of state since 2011 - is expected to reset strained ties with Maldives.
Workers walk past excavators at the site of Colombo Port City, developed by China Harbour Engineering Co

These images show how strongly China has Sri Lanka in its grip

ThePrint looks at Sri Lanka through the satellite cameras to understand how China is squeezing it through its tried-and-tested debt trap.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih personally invites PM Modi for swearing-in ceremony

Modi too extended an invitation to the president-elect to visit India, which Solih accepted.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih greets a crowd during a campaign rally in the Maldives capital Mal | AFP/Getty Images

Paradise regained in the Maldives as India wins this round in the Ocean

Former president Mohamed Nasheed told ThePrint, ‘We have always been pro-India and pro-South Asia’.
Abdulla Yameen | Narendra Shrestha - Pool/Getty Images

After Abdulla Yameen, Maldives must now untangle the web of Chinese contracts

Should Abdulla Yameen create chaos, New Delhi must be ready to intervene and uphold democratic verdict.
rafale deal

SC on Rafale PILs: Setback for Rahul’s campaign or lesson not to politicise defence deals?

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal. The court’s order comes at a time when the Op...