Maldives Snubs India Again, Inks Power Sector Deal With Pakistan

Maldives Snubs India Again, Inks Power Sector Deal With Pakistan Pakistan and the Maldives have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or MoU to support the island nation’s infrastructure development in the power sector. The move is seen as another snub to India after it recently…

Maldives jabs India again, signs power deal with Pakistan

Now locked in a bitter political stand-off with India, Maldives continues to pose fresh security challenges for India almost on a monthly basis. After the helicopter and work permit snub, Male has now signed a capacity-building agreement in the power sector with Pakistan. Officials of…

India takes up issue of work visas denial in Maldives, warns it can hit tourism

India is taking up with Maldives the cases of denial of work visas to Indians, official sources said on Wednesday. There were reports that hundreds of Indians have been denied work visas by Maldives and several employers in the island nation have informed applicants that…

India’s choppers to fly back from Maldives in 10 days as ties grow cold

India is set to order the return of its two-helicopter detachment stationed at strategic islands in the Maldives since 2013. The government of the Indian Ocean archipelago, headed by President Abdulla Yameen, refused India’s offers to extend the period of deployment earlier this year, signalling…

India, Maldives ties on the brink again

Bilateral relations between India and Maldives are on the brink once again as the deadline for India to withdraw its two helicopters has passed and the issue of visas for thousands of Indian job-seekers remains unresolved. The visas of more than 26 Indian Navy personnel…

Indian Helicopters Still in Maldives, Breach June 30 Deadline; Were ‘Gifted’ in 2013

India is yet to take back the helicopters it had given to Maldives, despite the Maldives giving a deadline of June 30 for the same. The two Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters were said to be a gift from India to Maldives in 2013. One of…

MALDIVES DON’T SCREW AROUND WITH MODI’S INDIA

Indonesia trumped Male’s bid for the Asia-Pacific seat by an overwhelming margin. Maldives got support from only 46 countries in the secret ballot voting on June 8 against 144 for Indonesia. India’s step is being seen as a punitive action against Maldives President Yameen for…

India Signaled Small Island Nations And Ensured That Maldives Lost At The UN

Did India vote for the Maldives or Indonesia at the recent elections for the UN Security Council non-permanent seat? While Male continues to claim India’s support in the face of reports that the government might have voted against it, diplomatic sources told ToI that India…

As ties nosedive, India voted against Maldives at the UN Security Council

As the relationship between India and the Maldives nose-dives, it is learnt that Delhi voted against Malé and in favour of Indonesia for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council last week. Delhi’s decision is a measure of its frustration against the authoritarian regime…

No work permits for Indians Soured ties with Maldives hurting job seekers

Soured ties between India and the Maldives have made it difficult for Indian nationals to obtain legal documents they need to work in the island nation, which has suffered political instability since its president declared an emergency in February. Many have waited for a long…