05 August, 2022
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INDIA MALDIVES RELATIONS
Recently, the Prime Minister of India held bilateral talks with the visiting Maldives President.
The Prime Minister stated that cooperation between India and the Maldives in the areas of defense and security is essential for maintaining peace and stability while underlining the threat of international crime, terrorism, and drug trafficking in the Indian Ocean.
The outcome of the bilateral talk:
According to our domestic laws, rules, and regulations and on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and mutual benefit, the MoU signed on cyber security aims to encourage closer collaboration and the sharing of information relevant to cyber security.
Both parties entered into agreements addressing issues like women and child development, disaster management, and infrastructure development.
India will provide 24 cars and one naval boat to the Maldives Security Force and assist in the training of the island nation's security forces in order to combat the menace of transnational crime, terrorism, and drug trafficking in the Indian Ocean region.
India will work with the Maldives to construct police facilities on 61 of its islands.
Project on Male connectivity:
The Greater Male Connectivity Initiative, a 500-million-dollar project supported by New Delhi, was also lauded by the two leaders.
Both leaders took part in the virtual "pouring of the first concrete" event for the Greater Male Connectivity Project, a $500 million construction project funded by grants and loans with favorable terms from India.
About India –Maldive Relation
Trade and economics:
India's vital assistance to the Maldives
The Indian government started it to aid the Maldives after a large fire broke out at the Male water and sewerage company.
Apart from this, India responded to the Maldives' request for assistance after the island's sole water treatment facility collapsed. Indian heavy-lift transporters like the C-17 Globemaster III and II-76 were used for transporting bottled water.
Challenges in India Maldives relations:
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