President Muizizu, among the second batch of Indian military personnel to leave the Maldives

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According to a bilateral arrangement with India, the second batch of Indian military personnel flying a helicopter departed the Maldives on April 9. President Mohamed Muizzu made the announcement. Speaking at a rally for candidates from the ruling party on Friday, Muizzu made this announcement in advance of the parliamentary elections that are set to take place later this month.

“The initial squad has already left. The local media cited Muizzu as adding, “As of April 9, the soldiers on the second platform have also been withdrawn.”

The Maldives and India have an arrangement wherein trained civilians from India would take over the role of Indian military personnel stationed in the Maldives, supervising the military aircraft the nation has donated.

Pro-China activist Muizzu continued, saying that the Indian forces

“So, I take it that promise has been kept? Before May 10, all foreign soldiers stationed here will depart. I shall therefore make every effort to keep every promise I make.” He did not elaborate or say whether Indian civilians had taken the place of the army.

Regarding the most recent departure of Indian military forces from this nation, neither India nor the Maldives Defence Ministry have made any remarks.

The Maldives government stated that 88 Indian soldiers were stationed there to fly a Dornier aircraft at Hanimaadhoo and operate helicopters in Addu and Laamu Kadhdhoo. Physicians at the military hospital in Senahiya are also included in this figure.

On March 11, the first contingent of Indian soldiers departed the Maldives. According to the Defence Ministry, 26 soldiers based

The Maldives holds a significant position in India’s maritime neighbouring efforts in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), particularly in relation to the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’ and ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region).

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