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Maldives election: President Ibrahim Solih's thumping victory a positive for India, but dark clouds hover in distance
World

Maldives election: President Ibrahim Solih's thumping victory a positive for India, but dark clouds hover in distance

The result of the recent election in the Maldives is likely to make a lot of politicians green with envy. From all accounts, it's a landslide win for President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)

India announces $1.4 bn as financial aid to Maldives; leaders commit to be ‘mindful’ of concerns for stability in region
India

India announces $1.4 bn as financial aid to Maldives; leaders commit to be ‘mindful’ of concerns for stability in region

With Maldives reeling under mounting Chinese debt, India on Monday announced a $1.4 billion financial assistance to the island nation and inked four pacts with it after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held "successful" talks with an aim to reset ties.

Sushma Swaraj and Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid hold meeting to deepen bilateral cooperation
India

Sushma Swaraj and Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid hold meeting to deepen bilateral cooperation

This is Abdulla Shahid's first visit after assuming charge as foreign minister of Maldives and assumes significance as the ties between both the countries had severely strained under the previous government in the island nation.

India's muddled South Asia policy: Latest Pakistan saga is symptom of New Delhi's lack of long-term strategy
India

India's muddled South Asia policy: Latest Pakistan saga is symptom of New Delhi's lack of long-term strategy

An understanding of how India is (correctly or incorrectly) viewed by its neighbours, tempered with an acceptance of how the neighbourhood views China is imperative in the formation of a pragmatic foreign policy for the region

Maldivian MP denied entry at Chennai airport, days after Maldives returns search-and-rescue helicopters gifted by India
India

Maldivian MP denied entry at Chennai airport, days after Maldives returns search-and-rescue helicopters gifted by India

Amid strained ties between Maldives and India, Ahmed Nihan, a Maldivian MP, who is a parliamentary group leader of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, was denied entry into India at Chennai International Airport on 4 June

Xi Jinping and China's growing ambition requires India to quickly re-examine its neighbourhood policies
India

Xi Jinping and China's growing ambition requires India to quickly re-examine its neighbourhood policies

The recent past witnessed three disparate events that raised the same question: How well-prepared is India to meet the threat from China, its northern neighbour?

Maldives crisis: India must intervene militarily if Abdulla Yameen rebuffs peaceful mediation; masterly inactivity will embolden China
India

Maldives crisis: India must intervene militarily if Abdulla Yameen rebuffs peaceful mediation; masterly inactivity will embolden China

If New Delhi allows status-quo to be perpetuated in the Maldives, India's image as a potential superpower will receive a severe beating

'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed tells Firstpost
World

'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed tells Firstpost

Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed speaks to Firstpost about anti-India designs in his country, Chinese influence and much more

In tourism-dependent Maldives, China not just financier of infrastructure but most frequent flyer
World

In tourism-dependent Maldives, China not just financier of infrastructure but most frequent flyer

While China has been pouring millions into the Maldives economy, India's contribution has been too little and too slow

'Wanted to send envoys here first', says Maldives; New Delhi claims Male didn't do enough
India

'Wanted to send envoys here first', says Maldives; New Delhi claims Male didn't do enough

Yameen has already dispatched special envoys to China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them about the deepening political crisis in the country.

Maldives say India was first stop planned for special envoy's visit, scheduling issues delayed visit
India

Maldives say India was first stop planned for special envoy's visit, scheduling issues delayed visit

President Yameen has sent Minister of Economic Development Mohamed Saeed to China and Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim to Pakistan in the wake of the crisis. There were reports that India was skipped from the list

Maldives crisis: Is humanitarian intervention ever justified? International report offers guidance, lessons for global powers
World

Maldives crisis: Is humanitarian intervention ever justified? International report offers guidance, lessons for global powers

However, what is lost in the back and forth between interventionism and calls for India to let the citizens of Maldives sort out their own affairs is the perennial question: Is "humanitarian intervention" ever justified? And if so, when?

Maldives crisis: India must pay heed to history that shows foreign interventions largely end in tears
India

Maldives crisis: India must pay heed to history that shows foreign interventions largely end in tears

In the face of calls, both internal and external, to intervene in the affairs of the Maldives, India would do well to draw some learnings from the American experience in this regard

The politics of Abdulla Yameen: Maldives' democratically-elected president has stifled free speech, courted China
World

The politics of Abdulla Yameen: Maldives' democratically-elected president has stifled free speech, courted China

The political crisis enveloping Maldives is showing no signs of easing up, with the Indian military being asked to remain on "standby" mode

Maldives in turmoil: India says 'disturbed' over Yameen govt-Supreme Court standoff, will keep troops ready
World

Maldives in turmoil: India says 'disturbed' over Yameen govt-Supreme Court standoff, will keep troops ready

The Indian Navy patrols sea lanes around Maldives as naval cooperation between the two countries are robust.

Ally China 'closely watching' Maldives situation, hopes Male can resolve crisis by itself
World

Ally China 'closely watching' Maldives situation, hopes Male can resolve crisis by itself

China, which did not even have its embassy in the Maldives until 2011, has expanded interests in the nation strategically located in the Indian Ocean.

Maldives crisis: Mohamed Nasheed seeks India's military and diplomatic intervention to end ongoing turmoil
World

Maldives crisis: Mohamed Nasheed seeks India's military and diplomatic intervention to end ongoing turmoil

Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday sought India's diplomatic and military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of Emergency and troops arrested the top judge.

Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis
World

Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency in the honeymoon islands, before heavily armed troops stormed the country's top court and a former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.

Saudi Arabia eyes Maldives atoll to build SEZ: Why India is concerned about this development
World

Saudi Arabia eyes Maldives atoll to build SEZ: Why India is concerned about this development

Saudi Arabia's reigning monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud is scheduled to visit tiny Maldives next month amid strong rumours that he will sign an important agreement

Maldives jumps into Saudi lap to embrace radical Islam: India has reason to be concerned
World

Maldives jumps into Saudi lap to embrace radical Islam: India has reason to be concerned

Maldives, the only South Asian country that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach has not covered since he was elected in 2014, has its controversial president Abdulla Yameen visiting India on a two-day visit that began on Sunday