Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicMaldives

Topic: Maldives

Maldives is a test case for India’s strategic economic quest, and for Trump’s Indo-Pacific idea

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.

Life is normal, all citizens and foreigners safe: Maldives embassy in India

In response to ThePrint report on India mulling its options, Maldives govt assures ‘normalcy’. Says Indian govt’s concerns are ‘unfounded’.

Behind the Maldives meltdown: Unemployment, radical Islam, corruption and stifling of dissent

Even though the observers saw it coming, it was allowed to slide because Maldives is too small, too insignificant in the general scheme of things.

First Nepal, now Maldives: India needs to un-muddle its neighbourhood policy

India has much homework to do in countering the Chinese influence in the region. Its strategic objectives in containing China need to be better met.

As Delhi puts troops on alert, remembering Indian officer who saved ex-Maldivian president

Ex-Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is under siege again, now by his half-brother and current dictator. He has to be grateful to an Indian Naval officer for being alive.

Talk Point: Can India play a decisive role in the unfolding crisis in Maldives?

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.

Maldives descends into chaos: India weighs options, troops on standby

India closely monitoring situation, especially the safety of its citizens. Contingency plans in place for intervention; deployment possible at short notice.

Global Pulse: Crisis in the Maldives as former President and two Justices arrested

Abdulla Yameen, the president of the Maldives, declared a state of emergency on Monday and sent troops to the Supreme Court.

Indian company linked to ‘arms dealer’ invited to build Maldives airport

Opposition in Male questions antecedents of its promoters, Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Verma, who are facing criminal charges.

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed flags Chinese investments in island nation

Mohamed Nasheed to make a serious Presidency bid; says 75 percent foreign debt of Maldives is owed to China

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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