New Delhi: Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the two leaders reportedly discussed the political situation in the atoll nation and its future, as Nasheed's party has been pushing for early polls following his ouster in February.
Nasheed, who is in New Delhi for the last five days trying to drum up support for his demand for establishing a popular government in Male, also called on India's National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai in this connection.
"The former president of Maldives had visited India and interacted with businesses, media, civil society and others in the country. During the visit, the former president paid a call on the (Indian) prime minister and met the national security adviser and the foreign secretary," India's ministry of external official official spokesperson said in response to questions from reporters on Monday.
Nasheed, during his interaction with Indian audiences in the national capital and in Mumbai over the last five days, has claimed that he had refused a chance to carry out a counter coup on the present Maldivian regime under his vice president Mohamed Waheed with help from some military officers of his country....more
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Thiruvananthapuram: As the crisis in the Maldives worsens and India gets ready for a military intervention if called upon, Maldivians in Kerala are a worried lot. Just as thousands of Indians call Male home, thousands of Maldivians, too, are settled in Kerala. Maldivians flock to Thiruvananthapuram in thousands every year for medical treatment and education. Mohammad Farhad, First Secretary, Consulate of the Maldives, Thiruvananthapuram, says, "Trivandrum is very close to...
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Male: The Maldives is undergoing a coup attempt led by Opposition demonstrators and rogue elements of the police. According to reports, the demonstrators have taken over the state broadcaster. Mohammed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of Maldives, has also resigned following ultimatums from the Opposition. He won the elections in 2008 following 30 years of dictatorship in the island nation. President Nasheed, however, remains in control of the army....
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