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Anti - India Sentiments In Maldives

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  1. Windjammer

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    NEW DELHI: While India's relations with the Maldives are about to take a nosedive as a result of the Waheed government's decision against Indian infrastructure major GMR, New Delhi is concerned that "many other interests" may be at work in the Indian Ocean nation that could have prompted such a decision.

    Sources here said the "climate" created in the Maldives, which prompted a "victory rally" after the termination notice was announced was of immediate concern. It showed a deliberate fanning of anti-India sentiments that could have other more disturbing implications. It appears to be accompanied by a rise in radical Islamist sentiments, and seems to be directed against India.

    Instead, China seems to have established itself as an attractive alternative to India. The radical Islamic party Adhaalath tweeted on Thursday, "We would rather give the airport contract to our friends in China, who now make the majority of our tourist population." The tweets went on to say that Maldives as a tourist destination was beyond the reach of Indians but affordable for the Chinese. Describing China as a growing superpower, the party, tweeting under the handle, "Adhaalath" says, "With China already based in Seashells (sic), the addition of Maldives as a friend would be a massive blow to future Indian power in this region.... India would lose her reliance on our strategic location and global trade routes. We will seek the assistance of China in this endeavor."

    Sources refrained from naming any country as playing in the Maldives' muddy waters, but this suspicion has taken root, which would have implications for the future of bilateral ties with this tiny nation.

    It's becoming clear that the Maldives' decision had more to do with political exigencies than legal issues. The airport development charges (ADC) which are at the heart of the problem between GMR and the Maldives government have been around for a while. The statement from Male on Wednesday said their process was on for nine months.

    Indian sources said foreign minister Salman Khurshid had suggested to his counterpart, Abdul Samad Abdulla, who visited here last week that New Delhi would get in a neutral international expert to iron out the differences between the Maldives and GMR. But the suggestion fell on deaf ears.

    The GMR-airport row was one of the triggers of Nasheed's ouster in February. Logically, this ought to have been resolved by now. But sources here said India had all along been told by the Maldives government that the GMR issue was a "legal" affair. Yet there are strong political overtones, which are evident now, they said.

    India was once again caught off guard by the Maldives' decision, just as it had been by the February 7 ouster. Now as then, India's high commissioner, D N Mulay has been under sustained attack, but the government has maintained its support of its chief diplomat there.

    Anti-India sentiments behind Maldives' termination of GMR contract? - The Times of India
     
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    Radicalism is increasing in maldives. Its a sad reality.
     
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    Maybe they are not too fond of, "Basintis in bikinis". !!
     
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    In retrospect, India shouldn't have interfered with the the Maldives coup in 1980s. Do not allow these radicalized population to buy properties in India. Let them move to their radicalized brethren's lands where these people will be treated as second class citizens.
     
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    Lol. They must first save themselves from Going down into the ocean. They will be asking help from India only that time.
    Already some small islands have gone down.
    Whatever it will be just temporary. The Adhalaat party is working on behalf on 'someone'. U can just imagine India was the only country actively involved with maldives since its independence. They are working for Bribes. We can expect a change after electiions.
     
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    That is what I am pointing to - there was a news in 2008 which stated that people from Maldives wanted to buy lands in India and SL to prepare for the eventuality of their lands going under water.
     
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    Its a blessing in disguise for us. lets assume radicalism increases in maldives. India and Australia wont sell them lands. SL had enough ethnic problems of its own.
    next will be gulf who may accept them on a condition of no rights- slave relationships. Let them revere in their arms. They will understand importance of India that time.
    But i hope situation dont go that bad. Even now Indian navy operates in and around Maldives providing security.
     
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    Poor Maldives folks..... when will they ever realise that their world revolves around India. !!
     
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    Indeed !

    Bilateral relations between India and Maldives have been dealt a massive blow by the Waheed regime’s ineptitude to close the GMR deal. Even though India has promised to push the GMR issue, and has warned Male of maintaining the security of Indians in the country.

    Cash-strapped Maldives – which heavily relies on Indian aid and trade, has suffered under the hardline Islamist policies of the Waheed Government. While Nasheed’s election set the precedent for democracy, Waheed’s hostile designs threaten to relegate Maldives to the isolated minnow-tier, just like it was during Gayoom’s regime.

    The bottom-line: Maldives cannot afford to mess with India.


    Maldives cannot afford to mess with India | Niti Central
     
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    Like it or not they need us more than we need them and we are their life line.
     
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    Now, why does Nepal comes to mind . !! :)
     
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    And do you still beleive that Nepal can ignore all together from India? Beleive me....Nepal is playing China card to extract some more beneifit/concession from India. That should not be misunderstood that Nepal will act in a certain way that will impact India and Nepal friendship....
     
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    Broski ...lakhs of nepali citizens are working in India , earning their daily wages ....govt of their's might harbor anti India attitudes for the reasons Kanishka pointed out ....people do not :) so dream on .
     
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    Nepal is not Maldives.
     
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    If Maldives does Pakistan way, God save them...