Flagging terror threat, India pledges support to Maldives

Source: The post is based on the article “Flagging terror threat, India pledges support to Maldives” published in Indian Express on 3rd August 2022.

What is the News?

Maldives President is on a visit to India. During his visit, both the countries reviewed bilateral ties and signed several agreements.

What are the key highlights from the Maldives President’s visit?

Counterterrorism: To counter the threat of transnational crime, terrorism and drug trafficking in the Indian Ocean region, India will give 24 vehicles and one naval boat to the Maldives Security Force and help train the Maldives security personnel.

Greater Male Connectivity Project: Both countries welcomed the launch of the Greater Male Connectivity Project, a $500 million project funded by India. The project includes a 6.74 km bridge and the causeway linking the capital Male with the neighbouring islands. 

Agreements: Both countries signed six agreements to expand cooperation in a range of areas, including cybersecurity, capacity building, housing, disaster management and infrastructure development in the Maldives.

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