Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, surrounded by his bodyguards. Photo: AP

As a political crisis unfolds in the Maldives, China and India vie for influence

Traditionally the archipelago of 1,200 islands has been firmly in New Delhi’s sphere of influence but that shifted when Yameen Abdul Gayoom came to power in 2013

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Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, surrounded by his bodyguards. Photo: AP
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