Male seeks clarification after Indian coast guard boarded 3 fishing vessels operating within Maldivian economic zone


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The Maldives government has requested clarification regarding the recent incident where Indian Coast Guard personnel boarded three Maldivian fishing vessels operating within its economic zone without prior consultation. In a statement released on Friday night, the Maldives defence ministry conveyed that its military was notified on Wednesday about personnel from a foreign military boarding a Maldivian fishing vessel. Upon investigation, it was confirmed that the individuals were from the Indian Coast Guard. The Maldives military discovered that Indian Coast Guard personnel had boarded two additional boats. However, the statement did not provide details regarding the actions taken by the Indian...