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India signs $50 mn def agreement with Maldives to boost maritime capability

Jaishnakar, who is here on a two-day visit, held discussions with Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi

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Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi inspects a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi
Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi inspects a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi

India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Sunday, as New Delhi signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with the island nation to facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.

Jaishnakar, who is here on a two-day visit, held discussions with Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi.

"Cordial meeting with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi . Useful exchange on our defence cooperation. India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives," he tweeted.

"Glad to sign with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi the UTF Harbour Project agreement. Will strengthen Maldivian Coast Guard capability and facilitate regional HADR efforts. Partners in development, partners in security," he said.

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First Published: Sun, February 21 2021. 13:03 IST
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