Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Maldives

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.

Churning in Maldives raises Delhi’s stakes in Indian Ocean. Why Modi should rule the waves

Modi government's troubled vaccine policy has meant that India is short of a diplomatic route that could have helped strengthen ties with Maldives and keep China out.

‘Terror attack’ on ex-president Nasheed a reminder of Maldives’ history of turmoil, terrorism

Maldives, a small island nation populated by Sunni Muslims, is not only known as a luxury vacation spot but also for its political turmoil and vulnerability to terrorist elements.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.