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Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka

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Maldives: Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) from the Asian continent's mainland. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south to the equator. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 515,696 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location.

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India has remained a great friend amid COVID-19 crisis: Maldives Foreign Minister [Video]

India has remained a great friend amid COVID-19 crisis: Maldives Foreign Minister

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid spoke in Hindi and said that amid COVID-19, India has been supportive friend. "An epidemic (COVID) that forced us to close borders, but our friends proved that..

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Gaza restaurant offers a taste of the Maldives [Video]

Gaza restaurant offers a taste of the Maldives

Mediterranean waves crash below patrons snacking on freshly-caught fish at the "Maldives Gaza" cafe, offering a glimpse of paradise to Palestinians confined to the blockaded strip.

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Maldives has been a beneficiary of India's continuous assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India to finance Maldives' biggest-ever infrastructure project to connect 4 islands

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India to build 'largest infra project' worth $500m in Maldives

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India announces $500 million for Maldives project to counter China influence

India announced a $500 million package to fund a project in the Maldives on Thursday to help it connect the capital Male to three nearby islands, stepping up New Delhi's diplomatic efforts in a region..
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India announces financial package of $250 Million to Maldives

India has already extended the assistance of $400 million through extended Currency swap arrangement that will help the Indian ocean Island country tide over liquidity crisis.
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India, Maldives announce air travel bubble; first in the neighbourhood

India already has Transport Air Bubbles with US, France, UK & Germany. Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, International air travel has been hit hard.
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India speeds up connectivity projects in south Asia

Last one week saw projects being announced or completed in three south Asian counties -- Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh -- with the main focus being the faster movement of people and goods, and also..
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Maldives to achieve gender parity at its heads of missions globallly

40% of the executive committee of Maldives Foreign Ministry leadership is made up of female.
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INS Jalashwa brings back nearly 700 stranded Indians from Male

With this voyage, INS Jalashwa alone has so far repatriated around 2,700 Indians from the Maldives and Sri Lanka under Operation 'Samudra Setu'. On June 1, the vessel repatriated approximately 700..
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Maldives, UAE foil Pakistan bid to form group to target India on Islamophobia at OIC

The Maldives and UAE thwarted a move by Pakistan to create an informal group of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at the United Nations on Islamophobia, Dawn newspaper reported. As..
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At OIC meeting, Maldives thwarts Pakistan's attempt to target India

Maldives has called out propaganda against India at the virtual Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting at the United Nations. Maldives Permanent representative to the United Nations,..
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OIC faces resistance as Maldives says no to action against India


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INS Jalashwa carrying 588 Indians from Maldives enters Kochi Harbour


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Indian Navy's INS Jalashwa rescues 588 Indians stranded in Maldives

Among the returnees include 568 from Kerala and the rest from Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Lakshadweep
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Navy to evacuate 700 more from Maldives


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First ship brings back 700 stranded Indians from Maldives; over 300 return from UK

The first naval ship carrying nearly 700 Indian evacuees from Maldives arrived at Cochin Port on Sunday as another vessel reached Male, while about two dozen flights were operated by Air India on the..
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Mission Sagar: India sends INS Kesari with medical teams, food to Indian Ocean countries

India on Sunday dispatched INS Kesari, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, medicines and essential food items, to countries in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the govt's 'Mission..
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Samudra Setu: Pregnant woman thanks Indian Navy for rescue operation from Maldives

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Operation Samudra Setu: Cochin Port prepares for handling evacuees

"Samudrika Cruise Terminal has been opened up for handling the expatriates and Port has taken up necessary refurbishments consistent with the medical protocols," Cochin Port Trust said in a statement...
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India sends medical assistance to five friendly nations

"Responding to their requests for assistance in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, India has sent Indian Naval Ship Kesari to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board..
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Cochin Port receives first lot of 698 expatriates

The first batch of 698 expatriates evacuated from Maldives arrived at Cochin Port on Sunday morning. INS Jalaswa of Indian Navy, which brought these passengers was the first ship to reach India with..
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Naval ship arrives in Kochi with 698 repatriated Indians from Maldives


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3,500 fly back in 3 days, PMO monitors Vande Bharat operations

Around 3,500 Indians stranded abroad had been flown into India until the wee hours on Sunday as India’s Vande Bharat Mission motored ahead under what official sources described as regular high-level..
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730 Indians leave Maldives on Navy ship

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Operation Samudra Setu: Around 2,000 Indians to be evacuated from Maldives on 2 Navy ships in first phase

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Covid-19: 'Around 2,000 Indians being evacuated from Maldives'


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Covid-19: Over 700 Indians stranded in Maldives set to sail back home under 'Operation Samudra Setu'


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Operation Samudra Setu: Indian Navy ship Jalashwa reaches Maldives to bring back Indian citizens

Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are part of the first phase of evacuation operations from May 8, 2020.
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Indian Navy deploys 2 ships to evacuate Indians from Maldives as 'Vande Bharat Mission' for stranded citizens launched

Lakhs of Indian citizens are stranded abroad due to the lockdown over the novel coronavirus.
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Covid-19: PM Modi says India will stand by Maldives in this challenging times


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South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

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COVID-19 crisis: India's navy ships, medical teams on standby for neighbours

They are on standby for deployment in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Afghanistan if the situation worsens.
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Operation Sanjeevani: India sends 6.7 tones of medical assistance to Maldives amidst COVID-19 crisis

The Indian Air Force lifted medicines from airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Madurai and delivered to the Maldives.
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India proposes online platform for Saarc to jointly combat coronavirus

India made the proposal at a video-conference of senior health officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries on Thursday.The Saarc is a regional grouping..
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SAARC conference on coronavirus: Maldives, Nepal request for India's rapid response teams

PM Modi had made the announcement on Sunday during the video conference with SAARC leaders for the joint strategy to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: All SAARC nations respond to Prime Minister Modi's call, video conference on Sunday at 5 PM

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The Maldives has curbed movement on several resort islands, authorities said on Sunday, after the country reported its first two cases of coronavirus.
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Maldives confirms first two cases of coronavirus

The Maldives on Saturday reported its first two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.
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