INDIA-THE MALDIVES RESULT CAN HELP COUNTER CHINA’S INFLUENCE ON THE INDIAN OCEAN
Trans Maldivian Airlines hub in Maldives, 2018. Wikimedia Commons
The Hindustan Times-Sept 24
As in Malaysia, where a pro-Beijing regime was ousted in recent elections, Mr Solih’s victory is expected to lead to intensified scrutiny of China’s investments in the Maldives. For India, which has described Mr Solih’s win as the triumph of democratic forces, the latest developments provide an opportunity to forge a closer relationship with the new administration.
First published in: The Hindustan Times