Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Maldives-India agree on troop repatriation, no renewal of agreement: Muizzu

Maldives-India agree on troop repatriation, no renewal of agreement: Muizzu

Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu declared on Monday that an agreement has been reached between India and the Maldives to repatriate the initial contingent of Indian troops stationed in the country before March 10 of this year.

Maldives asks India to withdraw troops by March

Maldives asks India to withdraw troops by March

The President of the Maldives has formally requested India to withdraw its nearly 100 troops from the archipelago by March 15, as part of a election promise. 

Maldives upgrades ties with China amid pivot from India

Maldives upgrades ties with China amid pivot from India

China and the Maldives strengthened their ties on Wednesday during the inaugural state visit of the newly elected President, Mohamed Muizzu, to Beijing. 

Maldives President begins 5-day China visit amid row with India

Maldives President begins 5-day China visit amid row with India

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu and First Lady Sajidha Mohamed commenced their state visit to China on Sunday night, responding to an invitation extended by Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Maldives President formally asks India to withdraw troops
Maldives President formally asks India to withdraw troops

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu officially requested that India withdraw its military from the archipelago Saturday, a day after being sworn in.

Pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu wins Maldives presidency
Pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu wins Maldives presidency

Mohamed Muizzu, a pro-China candidate, emerged victorious in the Maldives` presidential election held on Saturday, signaling a potential shift in the archipelago`s relationship with its long-standing partner, India.