Why Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu’s Hyperbolic ‘Anti-India’ Campaign Needs a Reality Check

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In Malé, a new leadership has taken the reins of the scenic and strategically crucial Maldivian archipelago whose vast jurisdiction of Indian Ocean waters has put it at the centre of a great power play between India and China. Union Minister for Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju represented India in place of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was invited to the swearing-in ceremony of President Mohamed Muizzu in Maldives. As a choice, this was a symbolic move as the aim seems to be to sensitise the new leader about India’s experience with China and why it has serious concerns about China’s...