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Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.
Opposition in Maldives Continues Its ‘India Out’ Campaign as Both Countries Deepen Defense Ties
November 10, 2020

Opposition in Maldives Continues Its ‘India Out’ Campaign as Both Countries Deepen Defense Ties

By Sudha Ramachandran
Expanding economic cooperation is an important part of the deepening India-Maldives bond. Yet it is the military component of the relationship that is the target of the Maldivian opposition so far.

Checkbook in Hand, India Continues its Maldives Outreach
November 10, 2020

Checkbook in Hand, India Continues its Maldives Outreach

By Abhijnan Rej
The Indian foreign secretary’s visit to the Maldives is to follow up on India’s deepening commitments in the island nation.

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People
October 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People

By Abhijnan Rej
Days before the US presidential election, the U.S. secretary of state soldiers on with the Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region Intensifies
October 16, 2020

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region Intensifies

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
As competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean Region, India loses touch with Sri Lanka and solidifies relations with the Maldives.

Maldives Ex-Vice President Jailed Again for Money Laundering
October 07, 2020

Maldives Ex-Vice President Jailed Again for Money Laundering

By Associated Press
Ahmed Adeeb pleaded guilty to all counts in a corruption case that also implicated former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
India Welcomes US-Maldives Defense Cooperation Agreement in a Sign of Times
September 15, 2020

India Welcomes US-Maldives Defense Cooperation Agreement in a Sign of Times

By Abhijnan Rej
New Delhi’s growing willingness to work with external actors in the Indian Ocean could also create inadvertent complications.

Has India Won the Match Over the Maldives?
August 19, 2020

Has India Won the Match Over the Maldives?

By Sudha Ramachandran
India recently made a $500 million infrastructure development commitment in the Maldives. But is it enough to push China out of the country?

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