Both countries are setting the tone for the June 9-10 SCO meeting in Qingdao with effusive statements.
The decision to send back maritime patrol helicopters is simply the latest effort by President Abdulla Yameen to roll back India’s presence in the Maldives.
An anonymous leaker has made public the secret terms of the India-Seychelles agreement to develop a military facility on Assumption Island.
The snub comes amid rising tensions between India and the Maldives and China’s bid for a larger footprint in the Indian Ocean Region.
India’s ability to maintain friendly ties with the region’s rivals is admirable, but implicitly acknowledges the transactional nature of those relationships.
INS Karanj is the third vessel of Kalvari or Scorpene class to be assembled in India. Another three are slated to be built by 2020.