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Maldives rejects India's Milan naval exercise invite: Top 10 developments

The exercise comes in the backdrop of China's growing military presence and activities in the Indo-Pacific region

INS Teg, one of the Indian Navy's Krivak III frigates, sails into the South African Navy base at Simon's Town.
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INS Teg, one of the Indian Navy's Krivak III frigates, sails into the South African Navy base at Simon's Town.

BS Web Team New Delhi
Tensions between the Maldives and India have hit a high point as reports have emerged that the island nation has declined New Delhi's invitation to participate in the biennial naval exercise Milan. So far, according to Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Maldives has not given any reason for its decision. 

Indian Navy sources have said that over 16 countries have confirmed their participation in the naval exercise. 

As reported earlier, India will host navies from at least 16 nations for an eight-day naval drill. The aim of the exercise is to expand regional cooperation and combat unlawful activities

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 4:45 PM IST

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