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Maldives denies reports of Indian Army deployment

Maldives denies reports of Indian Army deployment
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The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered 1 billion to Maldives in exchange for the deployment of...

Male: The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered $1 billion to Maldives in exchange for the deployment of Indian troops in the island nation.The Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid said the Maldivian territory would not be used for the establishment of any foreign military bases.

Taking to Twitter, Shahid said, “Categorically refute media reports alleging government is planning to allow the establishment of an Indian military base in Maldives in exchange for financial assistance or other material benefits. It is baseless and aimed at discrediting the government as it starts to rebuild good relations with its neighbours and the rest of the international community.”

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