Maldives asks India to withdraw its military personnel from archipelago : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Maldives asks India to withdraw its military personnel from archipelago

Maldives asks India to withdraw its military personnel from archipelago

Union Minister Kiren Rijuju with Prez Mohamed Muizzu in Male.



Tribune News Service

Sandeep Dikshit

New Delhi, November 18

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has formally requested India to withdraw its military personnel from the archipelago.

“Muizzu made the request when he met Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju, at the President’s Office earlier on Saturday,” said a release from Male.

India claims that it has a few military personnel in the Maldives to operate two Dhruv advanced light helicopters besides a Dornier aircraft. India also trains Maldives personnel at its military facilities.

Muizzu is making good on his pre-election promise to remove foreign military presence from the Maldives.

He had defeated India-friendly Ibrahim Solih in the presidential runoff in September. India is seeking to minimise the blowback from the election of a pro-China President by emphasising its strategic location as the first responder to any humanitarian crisis in the island nation such as the help extended during the pandemic.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#Kiren Rijiju


Top News

B Mahtab takes oath as pro-tem speaker of new Lok Sabha

‘Won’t assist pro-tem Speaker’: Opposition after President administers oath to Mahtab

The opposition INDIA bloc decides to boycott the panel appoi...

CBI team to visit Patna, may take those arrested in NEET case to Delhi for questioning

NEET case: CBI team reaches Economic Offences Unit office in Patna

The EOU, which had been investigating the matter until the C...

Unfortunate that acts glorifying terrorism allowed in Canada routinely: Indian High Commission

Unfortunate that acts glorifying terrorism allowed in Canada routinely: Indian High Commission

India strongly objects to the Canadian parliament observing ...

Indian man shot dead during robbery at convenience store in US

Indian man shot dead during robbery at convenience store in US

Dasari Gopikrishna, who hailed from Bapatla district in Andh...


Cities

View All