Tag - India-Maldives relations

India, Maldives to firm up ties with foreign minister’s visit


Male: Bilateral ties between India and Maldives are set to take a decisive turn with the maiden visit of their Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer amid a raging row between the countries over the withdrawal of Indian military personnel from the island nation even as the Mohamed Muizzu government deepens its relationship with China. Zameer arrives...

Pro-China Muizzu’s coalition wins Maldives elections


Male: Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu’s ruling coalition scored a landslide victory in April 21 parliamentary election, securing an absolute majority in Parliament as voters endorsed his government’s policy to align the Indian Ocean archipelago more closely with China. The election result could further strain relations between the Maldives and India, already at a low over...

Indian troops withdraw from Maldives after president’s order


Male: The Indian military, operating a surveillance aircraft in the Maldives, began withdrawing from the island weeks after Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu's order, local media reported. According to the Maldivian newspaper Mihaaru, 25 Indian troops deployed in the southernmost atoll of Addu had left Maldives last week. However, there is no official confirmation from either...

Jaishankar accuses China of breaching written agreements


Tokyo: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar took a swipe at China, claiming that Beijing failed to honor longstanding agreements with India and pointed fingers at it for the border conflicts in 2020, marking the first such incidents in over four decades. Speaking at the Raisina Roundtable in Tokyo, Jaishankar delved into the evolving world...

No Indian troops, in uniform or civilian clothes, after May 10: Maldives


Male: Days before the deadline set for the withdrawal of the first batch of Indian military personnel, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has said that no Indian military personnel, whether in uniform or “civilian clothing”, will be present in the island country after May 10. “There will be no Indian troops in the country come May...

Indian troops in Maldives: Ex-minister says President Muizzu is a ‘liar’


Male: Former Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid said the claims made by Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu about “thousands of Indian military personnel" were just another in a string of lies. "There are no armed foreign soldiers stationed in the country. Transparency matters and the truth must prevail," he stated. Currently, there are around 70...

Maldives Prosecutor General “brutally stabbed” in Male: Report


New Delhi: Hussain Shameem, the prosecutor general of Maldives, who was appointed by the previous government, was brutally stabbed on January 31, local media reported. Shameem was appointed by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih-led Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) government. The MDP recently initiated impeachment proceedings against the current President Mohamed Muizzu. Shameem is hospitalized and currently under...