Shift in Geostrategic Dynamics as Indian Troops Commence Withdrawal from Maldives

A significant geopolitical development is underway as India initiates the withdrawal of its military personnel from the Maldives, responding to the new pro-China president’s directive. President Mohamed Muizzu, who assumed office in September, pledged to expel Indian security forces deployed in the Maldives, a move that signals a notable shift in regional alliances. The Maldives […]

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Maldives Tourism Faces Turbulence as Indian Arrivals Plummet Amid Diplomatic Strife

In the wake of derogatory comments made by senior Maldivian government officials towards Indian Prime Minister Ibrahim Narendra Modi, the once-strong diplomatic ties between the Maldives and India are now strained. The fallout has triggered a widespread boycott campaign by Indian netizens and celebrities, demanding either a formal apology or the removal of the offending […]

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Maldives Signals Pro-China Shift with Military Assistance Pact, Alarming Regional Dynamics

In a significant geopolitical development, the Maldives has signed an agreement with China for “military assistance,” signaling a notable shift in the Indian Ocean nation’s foreign policy. The Maldivian Defense Ministry announced the pact on social media, highlighting that the deal, given “gratis” or for free, aims to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. […]

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Maldives Forges Military Ties with China Amidst Shift in Foreign Relations

In a significant move, the Maldives government inked an agreement with China on Monday, extending military assistance without any cost. Major General Zhang Baoqun, Deputy Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China, and Maldives Minister of Defense Ghassan Maumoon formally sealed the deal, solidifying defense cooperation between the two nations. The visit […]

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Maldives new president asks India to withdraw its military

MALE, Nov 19 — Maldives new President Mohamed Muizzu, who campaigned on altering the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago’s “India first” policy, has requested India withdraw its military from the country. Muizzu won the presidential election in September, ousting Ibrahim Solih in a runoff after promising to remove a small Indian military presence of some 75 […]

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Maldives election: Could be key for China, India rivalry

Male: A presidential election in the Maldives on Saturday could be decisive in determining whether China or India win a competition for influence over the tiny Indian Ocean island chain. Home to about 521,000 people, the Maldives is famous for its sun-kissed atolls and luxury tourist resorts but the rival Asian giants have both invested millions […]

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