Category Governance and Law

Maldives-China Cooperation: Boon or Burden? Examining the Potential Implications for India

Maldives-China Cooperation: Boon or Burden? Examining the Potential Implications for India

Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu has made it clear that he has no intention of bringing Delhi-Male ties from the edge of a precipice. In fact, he has doubled down with a rhetorical escalation after his return from China. Even as his ministers were passing derogatory remarks against the Indian Prime Minister, Muizzu, during his five-day state visit to China last week, described China one of its "closest allies and development partners" and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects as "the most significant infrastructure projects witnessed in Maldivian history."