Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Maldives

Trump-Kim resume meeting and Saudi Arabia’s historic decision

The remarks of the US ambassador to Germany slammed as 'undiplomatic' and India accused of 'bullying' by Maldivian parliamentarian.

Veere Di Wedding is banned in Pakistan, while Afghan bowler Rashid Khan packs a punch

Despite being removed for life from politics, Nawaz Sharif’s PML(N) is slated to return to power after elections in Pakistan in July, Fatima Bhutto...

India, Pak DGMOs talk peace on hotline, as BCCI seeks to know how to respond to Pak Cricket Board

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Pakistan bans ex-spy chief from leaving the country, while Kabul and Islamabad talk peace

The Nations Next Door is a daily roundup of the most interesting news and views from across South Asia.

No confrontation or warning shots at Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy

Indian Navy spokesperson categorically denies Nikkei Asian Review report about face-off near Male; no Chinese navy ships observed in the area.

Is the Maldives India’s Grenada, and will Narendra Modi be India’s Reagan?

The Maldives offers Modi one of his gravest foreign policy challenges to date. He had made a reputation as a man of iron. Let him not let that iron go to rust.

To view developments in the neighbourhood simply as ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ is myopic

Beijing is single-handedly blurring the age-old separation between South and East Asia, and New Delhi must prepare for this reality.

Maldives is just another front of China’s expansive policy

China is using non-interventionist methods to step in wherever it wants. Unless we beat them in their own game, it would be difficult to stop their ingress.

India denies Chinese Navy is near Maldives, refutes reports that 11 warships deployed

Chinese portal claims ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean this month, India says nearest Chinese Navy force is on routine duty in the Gulf of Aden.

With Sri Lanka and Maldives under Chinese influence, India is fast losing its leverage

The local election results in Sri Lanka show Sirisena’s diminishing stock. But Rajapaksa or Sirisena, China will continue to have its way in the indebted island nation.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.