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India-Maldives relations

Putting SAGAR in Operation Under Modi 3.0

Putting SAGAR in Operation Under Modi 3.0

By Radhey Tambi
New Delhi pressed the refresh button by inviting the leaders from the island countries of the Indian Ocean region to Modi’s swearing-in.

Modi’s 3rd Inauguration Showcases a Focus on India’s Himalayan and Maritime Neighbors

Modi’s 3rd Inauguration Showcases a Focus on India’s Himalayan and Maritime Neighbors

By Rishi Gupta
Modi 3.0 pledges to persist with key foreign policy initiatives, particularly focusing on neighboring countries.
Samudra Manthan: Political Churnings in Maldives and the Indian Ocean Region

Samudra Manthan: Political Churnings in Maldives and the Indian Ocean Region

By Tushar Shetty
Daniel Bosley discusses China-India competition and domestic politics in the Maldives, and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan puts that in the context of broader IOR dynamics.

India Completes Drawdown of its Military Personnel from Maldives

India Completes Drawdown of its Military Personnel from Maldives

By Ahmed Naish
That done and dusted, Male issues conciliatory statements, asks Delhi to defer repayment of a $150 million loan.

India Urges Pro-China Maldives to Ease Tensions

India Urges Pro-China Maldives to Ease Tensions

By Ashok Sharma
The Indian and Maldivian foreign ministers met in New Delhi a day ahead of the deadline for the withdrawal of Indian soldiers from the archipelago.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

China and India’s Intense Contest for Influence

China and India’s Intense Contest for Influence

By Jabin T. Jacob
India has kept a close watch on China’s activities and responded strongly where its security was directly affected.

Will Success in Agalega Compensate for India’s Assumption Island Debacle? 

Will Success in Agalega Compensate for India’s Assumption Island Debacle? 

By Gaurav Sen
New Delhi has faced setbacks in military access to Seychelles and the Maldives, making the deal with Mauritius all the sweeter.
What the China-Maldives-India Triangle Tells Us About 21st Century Balancing

What the China-Maldives-India Triangle Tells Us About 21st Century Balancing

By Ovigwe Eguegu
Is India really “out” and China “in” for the Maldives? And what does this case tell us about the emerging approach of smaller states in great power competition?

Maldives’ Muizzu Throws in With China

Maldives’ Muizzu Throws in With China

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Malé is playing India and China against each other and trying to get the best deal, but Muizzu appears to have gone a bit overboard this time. 

India-Maldives War of Words on Social Media Triggers Diplomatic Row

India-Maldives War of Words on Social Media Triggers Diplomatic Row

By Sudha Ramachandran
Neither Modi nor Muizzu can absolve themselves of responsibility for the spat.

Will Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu Tilt Towards China?

Will Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu Tilt Towards China?

By Nalinie Sharma
He can be expected to adopt a more independent, balanced and diversified foreign policy rather than a pro-China one.
Maldives’ Presidential Election Was Not a Referendum on India or China 

Maldives’ Presidential Election Was Not a Referendum on India or China 

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
Local political maneuvering and pressing domestic issues – not geopolitics – drove most Maldivians’ voting decisions.

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