Maldives military pilots not capable of flying aircraft donated by India: Defence minister Ghassan

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 on Saturday, … 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

What China Said After Mohamed Muizzu’s Party Wins Maldives Elections

President Muizzu is known for his pro-China stance. Beijing: China said on Monday it would seek to strengthen ties with the Maldives, after pro-Beijing President Mohamed Muizzu’s party won control of parliament in an election landslide. “China is willing to work with the Maldives to maintain traditional friendship (and) expand exchanges and cooperation in various … 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

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

Maldivian President Muizzu’s Ex-Minister Mariyam Shiuna Mocks India Once Again; Apologises After Backlash | World News

Days after India allowed the export of certain essential commodities to Maldives at the request of the island nation, its former minister once again mocked New Delhi while targeting the opposition MDP. Mariyam Shiuna belongs to the People’s National Congress, the party of Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu. Shiuna grabbed the limelight when she joined fellow … Read more

Ex-Maldives President Solih Tells Pro-China Muizzu

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu must stop being “stubborn” and seek dialogue with neighbours to overcome the financial challenges, former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said.  Former President Solih made these remarks days after Muizzu, widely seen as a pro-China leader, urged India to provide debt relief to the archipelago nation. Muizzu defeated Solih in the … Read more

‘Stop Being Stubborn, Seek Dialogue With Neighbours…’: Ex-Maldives President Solih To Muizzu | World News

Male: Former Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has advised President Mohamed Muizzu to stop being “stubborn” and seek dialogue with neighbouring nations to overcome financial challenges, Maldives-based Adhadhu reported. While addressing an event in Male to gather support for Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) parliamentary candidates contesting four constituencies in Maafannu, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said … Read more

No Indian Troops Will Remain In Country, Not Even In Civilian Clothes: Maldives President Muizzu

Amid the ongoing diplomatic rift, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has said that no Indian military personnel, not even those in civilian clothing, would remain inside his country after May 10. Maldives President Muizzu while addressing people said the Indian military personnel are not departing as they are returning after changing their uniforms into civilian clothing, … Read more