Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicMohamed Nasheed

Topic: Mohamed Nasheed

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.

India remains first, won’t allow China to ‘grab’ land, says ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed, who is now Speaker of the Maldivian Parliament, warned against China’s ‘land grab and debt trap’ policy, adding that it put the island nation under massive debt burden.

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.

Foreign Secy Shringla lauds Maldives’ ‘India First’ policy, assures Covid recovery support

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is on a two-day visit to Maldives, met President Ibrahim Solih, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and ex-president Mohamed Nasheed.

China grabbed more land than East India Company, says ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed says free trade agreement which Maldives signed with China, under the previous pro-Beijing regime of Abdulla Yameen, was now dead.

India-first policy stays but will be friends with China too: Maldives ex-President Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed and Ibrahim Solih’s Maldivian Democratic Party won Maldives' parliamentary polls with a massive mandate on 6 April.

Libya’s UN-backed govt announces counter-offensive to defend Tripoli

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed leads his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.

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.

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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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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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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