India Seeks to Woo Maldives Back from Beijing’s Arms

Half billion dollar infrastructure project a sweetener

By: Neeta Lal

India’s announcement last week of a US$500-million infrastructure development project in Maldives is the latest episode in a growing cold war between China and India, with India belatedly seeking to counter Beijing’s growing influence across the region by attempting to woo the new government in Malé from China’s influence.

Complacency is n…

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