India’s wilful blindness on Maldives
Perpetuating a regional cooperative relationship devoid of discussion around human rights issues is irresponsible
Last week, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen visited New Delhi and reportedly concluded several bilateral agreements on issues ranging from taxation and tourism to defence and space research. The visit appeared to signal a changing, more welcoming policy by India towards the Maldives, apparently in response to China’s increasing influence in the region.
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