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South Asian island country in the Indian Ocean

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Maldives: South Asian island country in the Indian Ocean
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a country and archipelagic state in South Asia in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is named after the main island and capital of Male. The word "Maldives" means "the islands (dives) of Male". The name may derive from the Sanskrit word "maladvipa" meaning "garland of islands". Dhivehi Raajje in Dhivehi means "Kingdom of the Dhivehi people". The Maldives is southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres from the Asian continent's mainland. The Maldives' chain of 26 atolls stretches across the equator from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south.

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Maldives’ Muizzu Accuses Opposition Working Under Indian Influence In A Veiled Remark| Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives’ Muizzu Accuses Opposition Working Under Indian Influence In A Veiled Remark| Oneindia News

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu accuses the opposition of yielding to foreign pressure by obstructing cabinet approvals for some members, hinting at external interference. Despite not specifying the..

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Maldives ex-minister, Abdulla Shahid slams President Mohamed Muizzu's Indian troops claim | Oneindia [Video]

Maldives ex-minister, Abdulla Shahid slams President Mohamed Muizzu's Indian troops claim | Oneindia

In a scathing response to President Mohamed Muizzu's recent claims of withdrawing thousands of Indian troops from the Maldives, former Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has labelled the..

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India, Maldives & Sri Lanka Enhance Naval Coordination with 'Dosti' Exercises| Oneindia News [Video]

India, Maldives & Sri Lanka Enhance Naval Coordination with 'Dosti' Exercises| Oneindia News

Coast guard personnel from India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka commence the four-day trilateral exercise 'DOSTI-16' to tackle emerging maritime challenges in the Indian Ocean Region. Indian Coast Guard..

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China’s Xiang Yang Hong 03 vessel arrives in Maldives amid india's security concerns | Oneindia News [Video]

China’s Xiang Yang Hong 03 vessel arrives in Maldives amid india's security concerns | Oneindia News

A Chinese research ship, Xiang Yang Hong 03, has arrived in the Maldives, causing renewed concerns in the region and raising questions about its activities in the Indian Ocean. #XiangYangHong03..

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Maldives’s Debt Continues to Pile, Efforts to Secure Assistance from Allies Fruitless| Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives’s Debt Continues to Pile, Efforts to Secure Assistance from Allies Fruitless| Oneindia News

Maldives faces a severe economic crisis with mounting debt, reaching nearly USD 4.038 billion, prompting President Muizzu to seek aid from China and Middle Eastern nations. Despite delays in Chinese..

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IMF Raises Red Flag on Maldives' Debt Levels Amid China Borrowing | Oneindia News [Video]

IMF Raises Red Flag on Maldives' Debt Levels Amid China Borrowing | Oneindia News

The Maldives, heavily indebted to China, faces economic peril according to IMF warnings. President Muizzi's alignment with Beijing over traditional ties with India strains relations. Experts caution..

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Adhir Ranjan vs Rajnath Singh on Ladakh | Defence Minister asserts India’s strength | Oneindia [Video]

Adhir Ranjan vs Rajnath Singh on Ladakh | Defence Minister asserts India’s strength | Oneindia

During a session in the Lok Sabha, Leader of Congress Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury brought up concerns regarding Ladakh and Maldives. In response, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh emphasised India's newfound..

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Maldives President Muizzu Recalls 'Sovereignty' Pledge, Pledges to Remove Indian Troops | Oneindia [Video]

Maldives President Muizzu Recalls 'Sovereignty' Pledge, Pledges to Remove Indian Troops | Oneindia

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu affirmed the withdrawal of Indian troops by March 10 and the exit of remaining contingents by May 10, fulfilling a key electoral promise. Known for a pro-China stance,..

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India Sends Ins Karanj To Sri Lanka As Chinese Spy Ship Approaches The Maldives| Oneindia News [Video]

India Sends Ins Karanj To Sri Lanka As Chinese Spy Ship Approaches The Maldives| Oneindia News

The INS Karanj, an Indian Navy submarine, received a ceremonial welcome in Colombo, signaling India's role as a key security provider in the Indian Ocean. The move coincides with China's PLA Navy..

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Maldives alleges Indian Coast Guard got on fishing boats in Maldives’ Economic Zone | Oneindia [Video]

Maldives alleges Indian Coast Guard got on fishing boats in Maldives’ Economic Zone | Oneindia

The Maldivian government has officially requested New Delhi to provide information about an incident involving Indian Coast Guard personnel boarding three Maldivian fishing vessels within its economic..

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India, Maldives agree to phased replacement of military personnel from island | Oneindia News [Video]

India, Maldives agree to phased replacement of military personnel from island | Oneindia News

On Friday, February 2, the governments of India and Maldives reached a consensus for a phased replacement of Indian military personnel stationed in the South Asian archipelago, as announced by the..

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Ex-Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed temporarily relocates to Ghana | Know why | Oneindia News [Video]

Ex-Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed temporarily relocates to Ghana | Know why | Oneindia News

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has temporarily relocated to Accra, Ghana, in West Africa, following his announcement of a hiatus from "active politics" without prior notification to..

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Maldives prosecutor general Hussain Shameem attacked in Male: Report | Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives prosecutor general Hussain Shameem attacked in Male: Report | Oneindia News

Maldives prosecutor general Hussain Shameem, appointed by the former Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party government, was brutally attacked earlier today in the..

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Maldives Opposition leader calls on Prez Muizzu to apologise to PM Modi, Indians | Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives Opposition leader calls on Prez Muizzu to apologise to PM Modi, Indians | Oneindia News

Maldives Jumhooree Party (JP) leader Qasim Ibrahim has urged Maldivian President Mohammed Muizzu to issue a formal apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people. In his statement,..

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India-Maldives row: India drops to 5th spot on island's top 10 tourism markets list | Oneindia News [Video]

India-Maldives row: India drops to 5th spot on island's top 10 tourism markets list | Oneindia News

In a surprising turn of events, India, which held the coveted top spot in the Maldives tourism chart just a month ago, has slipped to the fifth position according to data released by the Maldives..

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Maldives ruling coalition firm on blocking removal of President Mohamed Muizzu | Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives ruling coalition firm on blocking removal of President Mohamed Muizzu | Oneindia News

In a political showdown, the government coalition, consisting of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the People's National Congress (PNC), has declared its intent to block any attempts to..

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Maldives President Muizzu Speaks Positively of Ties with India on Republic Day| Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives President Muizzu Speaks Positively of Ties with India on Republic Day| Oneindia News

Amid diplomatic tensions, Maldives President Muizzu extended Republic Day greetings to India, emphasizing longstanding ties. The message, conveyed to President Murmu and PM Modi, seeks to maintain..

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Maldives Opposition Slams Muizzu's 'Anti-India' Pivot: Trouble Mounts for Ruling Government [Video]

Maldives Opposition Slams Muizzu's 'Anti-India' Pivot: Trouble Mounts for Ruling Government

As dissent grows, opposition parties in the Maldives join forces to criticize President Muizzu's controversial 'anti-India' shift. Explore the escalating political tensions and the potential..

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President Muizzu Denies Approval for Indian Plane, Here's What Happened to the Teen | Oneindia [Video]

President Muizzu Denies Approval for Indian Plane, Here's What Happened to the Teen | Oneindia

In a heartbreaking incident, a sick boy in the Maldives loses his life as President Mohammed Muizzu allegedly denies approval for an Indian plane. Join us as we delve into the details of this tragic..

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Muizzu Asks India to Withdraw Indian Troops from Maldives but Why they are deployed? | Oneindia News [Video]

Muizzu Asks India to Withdraw Indian Troops from Maldives but Why they are deployed? | Oneindia News

In a recent development, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu formally requests India to withdraw its troops by March 15. Dive into the reasons behind the presence of Indian soldiers in the Maldives and..

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India-Maldives Diplomatic Meeting Amidst Military Tensions | Oneindia News [Video]

India-Maldives Diplomatic Meeting Amidst Military Tensions | Oneindia News

Amid escalating tensions, officials from India and the Maldives held a crucial meeting in Male to discuss the withdrawal of Indian military personnel. This development comes amid a diplomatic row and..

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Maldives-India Row: Maldives president Mohamed Muizzu on ‘bullying’ amid dispute | Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives-India Row: Maldives president Mohamed Muizzu on ‘bullying’ amid dispute | Oneindia News

In a press conference held on Saturday, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu emphasised the island nation's stance on sovereignty, asserting that no country has the right to ‘bully’ them. This..

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India-Maldives Row: Global tourists in Maldives admire Indian destinations & tradition | Oneindia [Video]

India-Maldives Row: Global tourists in Maldives admire Indian destinations & tradition | Oneindia

Foreign tourists in the Maldives rave about their Indian experience! Franco Bistoni from Italy shares his love for Indian tradition, culture, and vibrant colours. Join us in exploring the allure of..

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Maldives-India Row: Mohamed Muizzu signs 20 agreements with China as he met Xi Jinping | Oneindia [Video]

Maldives-India Row: Mohamed Muizzu signs 20 agreements with China as he met Xi Jinping | Oneindia

Amid diplomatic tension between the Maldives and India, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu has embarked on a five-day state visit to China, resulting in a series of key agreements signed between the..

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India-Maldives Row: Maldives opposition leader says Maldives must repair ties with India | Oneindia [Video]

India-Maldives Row: Maldives opposition leader says Maldives must repair ties with India | Oneindia

Maldives Opposition leader and chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party, Fayyaz Ismail, expressed on Wednesday (Jan 10) that the country's government should issue a stronger statement condemning..

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