The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih’s November 2018 inauguration in Male. Photo: AFP
The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih’s November 2018 inauguration in Male. Photo: AFP
Maldives

Analysis |
India takes lead in Maldives with US$500 million aid package but China is not out of the game

  • New Delhi’s decision to fund the infrastructure project in the archipelagic nation comes amid its game of brinkmanship with Beijing
  • But India’s ties to the Maldives remain secure – based on their proximity, the former’s provision of security and the latter’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih’s November 2018 inauguration in Male. Photo: AFP
The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih’s November 2018 inauguration in Male. Photo: AFP
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