Tag: Maldives

  • Israel’s Response to Maldives’ Ban: What’s Next?

    Israel’s Response to Maldives’ Ban: What’s Next?

    In a dramatic turn of events, the Israeli government has advised its citizens to leave the Maldives following the island nation’s decision to ban Israeli nationals amid escalating tensions over the war in Gaza. The Maldives’ government, under President Mohamed Muizzu, announced on Sunday that it would alter its immigration policies to prevent Israeli passport…

  • Maldives Tourism: Indian Visitors Decline, Chinese Rise

    Maldives Tourism: Indian Visitors Decline, Chinese Rise

    Indian tourists’ arrival in the Maldives has dropped by 33% due to diplomatic tensions, according to a report from Maldivian website Adhadhu. The Maldives Tourism Ministry data shows a drop from 41,054 last year to 27,224 this year. India, once the second-largest source market for Maldivian tourism, now ranks sixth with a 6% market share.…

  • India’s Strategic Moves in Indian Ocean

    India’s Strategic Moves in Indian Ocean

    India plans to build a new naval base off the country’s south-west coast and close to the Maldives, a move amid rising tensions between Delhi and the island nation. The Indian Navy plans to construct INS Jatayu on Minicoy, the southernmost island in the Lakshadweep archipelago, approximately 80 miles north of the Maldives. The base…

  • Maldives President’s Anti-India Policies

    Maldives President’s Anti-India Policies

    The Maldives’ government’s “anti-India stance” may be detrimental to the island nation’s development, according to the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the Democrats. The warning comes amid strained relations between the two nations and the Maldives’ affinity towards China, a potentially significant geopolitical and military shift in the Indian Ocean Region. President Mohamed Muizzu won…

  • Maldives Tourism Body Condoms Discriminating Comments Against PM Modi

    Maldives Tourism Body Condoms Discriminating Comments Against PM Modi

    The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has condemned derogatory remarks made by officials in the tourism-dependent country against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India. MATI praised India as a close neighbor and ally of the Maldives, citing its history of being a first responder to crises. It stressed that India has…

  • Political Landscape in Maldives: Examining Relations with China and India

    Political Landscape in Maldives: Examining Relations with China and India

    The Maldives, an Islamic nation in the Indian Ocean, has undergone significant political changes since gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1965. The country is divided between the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), with the MDP currently in power and the PPM as an opposition force. The Maldives’…

  • Threat of terrorist organizations in US

    Threat of terrorist organizations in US

    The US has taken major action against supporters of terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the Maldives. According to a report, the US has sanctioned 20 individuals and 29 companies for providing financial support to terrorist organizations in the Maldives. India and Maldives have intense relations. US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said on…

  • Nepal-Maldives Relations and Changing Geopolitics

    Nepal-Maldives Relations and Changing Geopolitics

    The relationship between Nepal and Maldives, two distinct South Asian nations, Despite their geographical distance and cultural differences, both countries share commonalities in terms of their regional interests and aspirations. The historical, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of the relationship between Nepal and Maldives. By delving into their bilateral ties, diplomatic engagements, trade connections, and…

  • India, Maldives Foreign Minister meets, Discussion on Security of Indian Ocean Region

    India, Maldives Foreign Minister meets, Discussion on Security of Indian Ocean Region

    New Delhi India External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met  Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “A warm welcome to the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla_Shahid. The India-Maldives special partnership is getting deeper by the day.” The Maldivian Foreign Minister…

  • Maldives presidential election political future’s turning point

    Maldives presidential election political future’s turning point

    Male, Maldives The upcoming presidential election in Maldives marks a turning point for the country’s political future, giving the public a chance to choose between President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and former President Abdulla Yameen. Europe Asia Foundation said that the country has to shape its future. The political scene in Maldives is abuzz with anticipation…