The Maldives’ geography gives it a strategic importance far beyond its size and heft. Photo: Alamy
The Maldives’ geography gives it a strategic importance far beyond its size and heft. Photo: Alamy

India’s dilemma in the Maldives: is it time to deal with Chinese influence?

As Beijing continues to expand its presence in the strategically important archipelago and beyond, rival New Delhi is pondering its options

The Maldives’ geography gives it a strategic importance far beyond its size and heft. Photo: Alamy
The Maldives’ geography gives it a strategic importance far beyond its size and heft. Photo: Alamy
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