External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar's remarks came in response to reports of an Indian national taken into custody in the island nation.
"We have received information about an Indian national, Shri Money Sharma, working as a journalist, who has been detained by the Maldivian authorities. We have asked our Embassy to get in touch with the local authorities to ascertain more details of the case," Kumar said.
According to the Maldivian police, two foreign journalists, including an Indian national, have been detained for working in the country in violation of its immigration rules.
On media reports that Maldives has sought support from China to maintain security for Chinese investments, Kumar said, India noted what China has stated that the Maldivian government has the ability to protect the security of Chinese personnel and institutions in the island nation.
"We hope that all countries can play a constructive role in Maldives, instead of doing the opposite," he added.
The island nation, which has seen several political crises since the ouster of its first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed in 2012, plunged into chaos last Thursday when the apex court ordered the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, maintaining that their trials were "politically motivated and flawed".
However, earlier this week, the Supreme Court had revoked its order on the release of the opposition politicians.
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