Muizzu’s tactics change as Maldives seeks debt relief from India, now ‘closest ally’


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However, in his first interview with the Maldivian news outlet Mihaaru, he called India the “closest ally” to the Maldives and that he has no intention of stopping any developmental project funded by New Delhi. Muizzu previous actions as President included calling for and negotiating the removal of Indian troops from the country. India had unarmed military personnel situated in the island country as part of an agreement with the government of Maldives. New Delhi: Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, who had taken a series of actions to distance Maldives from India since taking oath last year, Thursday said he hopes...