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Chinese ship in Maldives, worries India

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A Chinese research vessel is heading towards the Maldives coast. Which has become a cause of concern for India. The ship is being monitored by the Indian Navy. However, the Maldives’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the Jiang Yang Hong Zero Three vessel will not conduct any research.

In a statement, the ministry said the Chinese vessel will anchor at the port of Male for the exchange of personnel and logistics. It is also said that Maldives always welcomes any ship from friendly countries.

Mohamed Muijju came to power in Maldives with the India Out program in November last year. Since then relations between New Delhi and Mal have been strained. On the other hand, Muijju government has indicated closer relations with India’s enemy China.

India’s Lakshadweep issue raises new tensions. The Muijju government has ordered the withdrawal of all Indian troops from the Maldives by March 15. Before coming to power, Muijju had promised during the election campaign that he would expel Indian troops from the country. He started that activity after coming to power. However, the two countries have met several times about this. Muijju also met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

So far 12 meetings have been held between India and Maldives on this issue. Initially, it seemed that Muizzu would withdraw from his position. But recently the issue of moving the army came to the fore in the issue of mocking Modi.

The number of Indian troops in Maldives is 77. But another media NDTV says, this number is 88.

In the midst of strained India-Maldives relations, Maldives President Mohamed Muijju took a hand in India on Saturday. After a five-day visit to China, he said in a press conference, “We may be small, so you don’t have a license to bully us.”

Earlier, three Maldivian ministers had to be dismissed for posting on social media mocking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The three dismissed Maldivian ministers are Mariam Sheuna, Malsha and Hasan Jehan.

Modi recently visited Lakshadweep, the country’s smallest autonomous region consisting of 36 islands. The purpose of his visit was to promote the tourism industry of the area of ​​32 square kilometers. These ministers shared some pictures and videos of Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep on social media and taunted him.

After this incident, many Indians decided to boycott Maldives. Most of them are tourists. This incident happened at a time when the President of Maldives Mohamed Muijju was on a visit to China. Meanwhile, he urged China to send more tourists.



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