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India Signs USD 50 Million Defence Agreement With Maldives To Boost Maritime Capabilities

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

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India Signs USD 50 Million Defence Agreement With Maldives To Boost Maritime Capabilities
S. Jaishankar with Mariya Didi
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India Signs USD 50 Million Defence Agreement With Maldives To Boost Maritime Capabilities
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2021-02-21T13:27:30+05:30

India signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with Maldives on Sunday to facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.

Reaffirming India’s ties with the island nation, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives.

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.

(With PTI inputs.)


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