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India Military Withdrawal From Maldives

India Military Withdrawal From Maldives:

India has completed the withdrawal of its military personnel from the Maldives, an action that fulfils one of President Mohamed Muizzu’s major campaign promises.

  • This event marks a notable shift in Indo-Maldivian relations, especially considering his perceived pro-China stance.
  • The final batch of troops left the Maldives a day before the deadline of May 10, 2024.
  • The request for the withdrawal of Indian military forces came after relationships between India and the Maldives became tense.
  • President Muizzu insisted on the removal of Indian personnel who managed and operated three significant military platforms gifted by India two helicopters and a Dornier aircraft.