India took a subtle dig at China on the Maldives issue and said that it hoped all countries played a constructive role rather than doing the opposite.
New Delhi: India continues to watch closely the crisis in Maldives. While it issued a statement on Tuesday stating that it is disturbed by the events in Maldives, there are no signals of an interference by India as yet.
As Maldives plunged into crisis, all eyes would be on the Indian response. While experts are of the opinion that India needs to assert itself in the region, there are various aspects that would be taken into consideration.
India has been closely watching the developments in Maldives. While India said that it was disturbed by the events in Maldives, sources tell OneIndia that there would however be no knee jerk reaction.
India says it is closely watching the crisis in Maldives. Going by the events of today when even the Chief Justice was arrested, it appears as though the situation is spiralling out of control. India would keep a close watch due to the geograpical proximity and also to ensure stability in the Indian Ocean. Maldives is just 700 kilometres away from the Lakshadweep island chain and 1,200 kilometres away from the Indian mainland. The stability factor on the Indian Ocean is also a key worry for India.
India should stop intervening in Male, the Chinese have said. An editorial in the Global Times suggests that China is not happy with India intervening in Maldives which has plunged into crisis.
The number of transgressions by the Chinese Army into the Indian territory rose to 426 in 2017 from the 273 in 2016. This was informed by the government in the Rajya Sabha.
Vijay Gokhale took over the foreign secretary of India. Gokhale a seasoned diplomat took over from S Jaishankar. The appointment of Gokhale comes at a very crucial time especially in the wake of tense ties with China. In his appointment, India can hope that the teething issues with China could be sorted out and in this regard, his experience would be of great help.
The Delhi declaration adopted by all 10 ASEAN nations and India makes a specific mention about the South China Sea.
A government engineer in Bangladesh has confessed to inciting crowds to burning down homes of Hindus. He said that he incited the people to attack Hindu homes in Rangpur after rumours that a youth from minority community has published a blasphemous Facebook status, according to a media report.