Maldives President Muizzu, Nepal PM Prachanda, Mauritius’ Jugnauth Call On Prez Murmu To Discuss Bilateral Ties

New Delhi: In significant diplomatic engagements, President Droupadi Murmu hosted leaders from the Republic of Maldives, Nepal, Mauritius, and Seychelles at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. The meetings focused on discussing development-related matters of mutual interest with the neighbours and partners in the Indian Ocean Region. Welcoming the President of Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, President Murmu conveyed … Read more

Israel Envoy Asks Nationals To Visit Indian Beaches After Maldives Ban

Following Maldives’ ban on Israeli citizens over Gaza war, Israeli envoys have urged Israeli citizens to consider Indian beaches. In the middle of the tensions, the Israeli Embassy’s X page is blowing up with photos of Indian beaches, including those from Goa and Kerala. “Since the Maldives is no longer welcoming Israelis, here are some … Read more

Maldives bans entry of Israeli passport holders: ‘In Solidarity with Palestine’

The Maldives government has decided to impose a ban on the entry of Israeli citizens from entering the island nation, a statement by the Maldivian President’s office said. The South Asian nation will also amend necessary laws to ban the entry of Israeli cities into the country, the statement added. The archipelago nation also appointed … Read more

Ministry Of External Affairs India Maldives Free Trade Agreement randhir jaiswal

India on Thursday said it has not made any proposal to the Maldives for a bilateral free trade agreement (DTA) and that it was ready to consider if the island nation expresses interest for such a pact. “No specific proposal for a bilateral FTA with the Maldives has been made by the Government of India,” … Read more

Ghassan Maumoon Maldives Military Pilots Not Capable Of Flying Dornier, Helicopters Donated By India

Male: The Maldives military still does not have pilots capable of operating three aircraft donated by India, Defence Minister Ghassan Maumoon has acknowledged, days after 76 Indian defence personnel left the island nation at the instance of Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu. Ghassan made the remarks at a press conference held at the President’s Office here … Read more

As Island Nation Votes, Muizzu Faces Litmus Test With India, China Vying For Influence In Region

New Delhi: The Maldives on Sunday is conducting its fourth multi-party parliamentary election, being seen as a litmus test for President Mohamed Muizzu’s stance towards India and his perceived alignment with China. With 368 candidates vying for 93 parliamentary seats, this election marks a pivotal moment in Muizzu’s tenure, characterised by a shift towards China … Read more

Maldives elections today to test President Mohamed Muizzu’s ‘India-out’ policy, pro-China tilt

The Maldives votes on Sunday in a parliamentary election likely to test President Mohamed Muizzu’s tilt towards China and away from India, the luxury tourism hotspot’s traditional benefactor. Primarily known as one of the most expensive holiday destinations in South Asia, with pristine white beaches and secluded resorts, the strategic Indian Ocean island nation has … Read more

Maldivian President Muizzu Gets Mired In Corruption Allegation; Oppn Demands Impeachment | World News

Known for his hate for India and pro-China stance, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu has landed into another controversy ahead of the Parliamentary polls in the island nation. A leaked report claimed involvement of Muizzu in corruption in 2018, a charge dismissed by him. Now, the opposition parties have demanded a probe and impeachment of the … Read more

Suspended Maldivian Minister Mariyam Shiuna Apologises For Social Media Post Disrespecting Indian Flag

Suspended Mauritian minister Mariyam Shiuna on Monday apologised for one of her social media posts, where she allegedly disrespected the Indian national flag.  The now-deleted social media post showed a campaign poster of an opposition party, where the party’s logo had been replaced with the Ashok Chakra on the Indian flag, ahead of the general … Read more