Committing strongly to ‘Neighbours First’ policy and extending a helping hand to whoever needs help, India has undoubtedly been at the forefront. Flashing another exemplary example, the Indian Coast Guard pilots successfully carried out the evacuation of a critically ill infant in Gan Islands in the Maldives on Monday.
The infant was taken to Male for emergency specialist treatment. Indian ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) Dhruv choppers are in the Maldives to help locals.
India and Maldives have strong relations and have committed to help each other in terms of maritime security and coastal security. Reiterating India’s commitment to contribute towards capacity building and training requirements of the Maldives requirement force, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman and Maldives counterpart Mariya Ahmed Didi last month had discussed areas to strengthen their maritime security and give momentum to overall military ties.
Last month, Maldives’ Defence Minister Mariyam Ahmed Didi had undertaken a three-day visit to India, during which she spoke about increasing ties. “I do not think there is anything to worry for the Indian government as our both governments share the same values… Of course, China is an important development partner but our engagement with the Chinese in that sense, in the defence sector, would be very limited in the future,” Didi said.
On the coastal surveillance radar installation in the Maldives, the Minister said the process had started during the regime of President Abdulla Yameen but was stalled as the ties between the two countries “had soured”.
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