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The Maldives asked India to withdraw its military

The Maldives asked India to withdraw its military

The leadership of the Maldives called on India to withdraw its troops by March 15, India TV reported.

According to the TV channel, this issue was discussed at a meeting of representatives of the Indian High Commission in the Maldives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Male.

“According to several Maldivian media outlets, including Dhauru Maldives Media, officials discussed the presence of Indian troops in the country and asked New Delhi to withdraw its troops by March 15,” the channel reported.

Earlier, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu said that the Indian government had agreed to withdraw its soldiers from the Maldives.

India and the Maldives have been actively cooperating in the defense sphere since 1988, when the Indian army, at the request of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, foiled a coup attempt by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

There are 88 Indian troops stationed in the Maldives, manning New Delhi-sponsored radar stations and surveillance aircraft. Indian warships also help patrol the exclusive economic zone of the Maldives.