Mint Explainer: Why the Maldives has asked Indian troops to leave
- As a candidate, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu had called for the removal of all foreign military personnel. He followed up this request soon after taking office during a meeting with union minister Kiren Rijiju.
The new government of the Maldives has pushed for Indian troops to leave the island nation. Indian defence personnel, who are involved in the maintenance of Indian military platforms in the country, have been a subject of some sensitivity in Maldivian politics. Mint breaks down why.