China deploys Warships in the East Indian Ocean to prevent a possible military invasion of Maldives by India’s

China deploys Warships in the East Indian Ocean to prevent a possible military invasion of Maldives by India’s

Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean to prevent a possible Military invasion of Maldives by India’s .A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-tone amphibious transport dock and three support tankers entered the Indian Ocean

The Maldives islands are in the throes of a constitutional crisis.  Maldives now under a state of emergency.

Rivalry between old foes India and China for influence in the Maldives became evident after President Abdulla Yameen signed up to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond.

India, which has had longstanding political and security ties to the islands about 400 km (250 miles) away, has sought to push back against China’s expanding presence in the overwhelmingly Muslim country of 400,000 people. Maldivian opposition leaders have urged New Delhi to intervene in the crisis.

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