Maldives looks East

India has opposed Yameen’s crackdown on political rivals and the imposition of an emergency this year

Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence as it woos China

New Delhi: The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President Abdullah Yameen’s China-backed government.

India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island chain where Beijing is building roads, bridges and a bigger airport, upstaging India which has been the country’s prime provider of military and civilian aid for decades.

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