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Indian PM, Maldives President conclude slew of pacts to widen Indian Ocean partnership amid Chinese inroads

Jun 09, 2019 - The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held wide-ranging talks on June 8 as the two countries signed a slew of six agreements to strengthen bilateral ties in a number of key areas including defence and maritime amid increasing Chinese inroads in the Indian Ocean Region.Modi arrived in the Indian Ocean archipelago on Saturday on his first foreign visit after re-election as Prime Minister to strengthen the bilateral ties, reflecting the importance Ind...