Former Maldives President Abdullah Yameen tried to play India against China as a 'puppet master', says Male's foreign minister
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid Monday alleged that former president Abdulla Yameen had tried to play India against China as a "puppet master" and said the new government was looking into the deals made with China to assess the debt accumulation.
India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian Ocean
Beijing would again try to re-establish its clout in Maldives through the debt-trap diplomacy. The Modi government should, therefore, come out with a long-term plan for infrastructure development in Maldives.
China lashes out at former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed for 'irresponsible' criticism of Beijing's projects in island nation
China on Wednesday lashed out at former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed for his "irresponsible remarks" criticising its projects in the strategic Indian Ocean island nation, saying they can't be "smeared by certain individuals".