Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first world leaders to congratulate Mohamed Muizzu after his victory in the Maldives presidential election on Sunday.
India’s Outreach to Maldives in Light of Pro-China Presidency
India has decided to take swift action and reach out to the newly elected leadership in the Maldives, as pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu emerged victorious in the presidential polls, defeating his predecessor and pro-India Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, as reported by ABP LIVE.
Security Concerns for New Delhi
Muizzu’s presidential campaign has raised significant security concerns for New Delhi, as it was marked by anti-India slogans and messages.
China’s Influence in the Maldives
The winning party, led by Muizzu and previously helmed by President Abdulla Yameen, has a history of close ties with China. During their tenure, the party facilitated China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s entry into the Indian Ocean island nation.
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