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Maldives ex-president Yameen plots comeback with 'India Out' campaign

A former Maldives president jailed on corruption charges has returned to politics with a campaign against Indian influence in the country, worrying New Delhi, which is battling China

Maldives ex-president Abdulla Yameen plots comeback with India Out campaign
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A former Maldives president jailed on corruption charges has returned to politics with a campaign against Indian influence in the country, worrying New Delhi, which is battling China for supremacy in its own back yard.

Abdulla Yameen wants to cancel defence deals signed with India, with which Maldives shares decades of close and friendly ties.

He alleges New Delhi has developed a major military presence in the archipelago off the coast of Sri Lanka – claims the ruling party denies.
 
But the growth of the campaign since a graft conviction against Yameen was overturned in November has drawn large crowds

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 12:33 PM IST

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