Original title: helicopters do not send Maldives to India to withdraw "gifts".
In July 8th, the India Stan Times reported that India's foreign minister Svard Raj said India would adopt a "three pronged" strategy to restrict China.
In fact, this "three pronged" strategy, India has already begun. India has always regarded India ocean as its home garden, and is very concerned about China's every move in India ocean. In April of this year, the India Navy yelling directly: "the 50 naval vessels of the India navy are watching the Chinese Navy at any time, at any time, 24 hours a day." In May, Admiral Sunil Lamba, the supreme commander of the India Navy, said, "the India Navy will deploy a fleet of 50 warships to carry out the 24 hour monitoring of the India ocean."
In addition, India also wants to make use of its own advantage in the India ocean, to establish military bases along the important traffic routes and the throat key of the India ocean, and to deploy warships and reconnaissance aircraft for a long time to carry out various actions. For example, India, in order to build a military base in Seychelles, gave Seychelles a $one hundred million loan, and sent several planes, and India, in addition to Seychelles, looked at Maldives.
India has always attached great importance to Maldives and demanded that the Maldives government adhere to the "India first" policy. India media reported that the Maldives government signed the "free trade agreement" with China in November last year, and India was extremely dissatisfied with it and thought it was "left out", causing tensions between the two countries. After more than two months of "cold war", Maldives reiterated the policy of "India first" to make India disappear. But some recent events have broken the glass of India.
India invested heavily in Maldives, not only for military aid, military training, but also for ships, aircraft and so on. However, the two helicopters donated by India to Maldives were returned by Maldives.
The government of India presented two ALH helicopters to Maldives before, but in April, when the helicopter "exchange letter" was due to expire (the exchange letter was usually updated every two years), Maldives asked the India government to withdraw a helicopter. In June 5th, Maldives also asked India to withdraw second helicopters, and requested India to withdraw the two helicopters by the end of June.
Given to the India times, a senior Maldives government source told the India times, Maldives wanted a "Dornier" sea scout rather than a "Polaris" advanced light helicopter. This is easy to do. India intends to let go of it or give it to a "reconnaissance aircraft", but it seems to be useless.
In July 6th, the India Times reported that the two helicopters had not yet been withdrawn to India, and the two sides had already made many contacts. India wants to deploy the Donis sea reconnaissance aircraft to Maldives, and there must be a "exchange letter" with the Ma Fang, but Maldives still maintains a dodging attitude towards the proposed exchange of letters. This led to a more long-standing confrontation between defense and security cooperation between the two countries.
Before the Maldives media said, the presence of India Navy personnel and helicopters has become the source of trouble for the local government. Maldives does not grant "exchange letters", and India's "multi" marine reconnaissance aircraft can not be deployed, and India naval personnel who maintain the aircraft will not be able to go. This also makes India very worried and angry: is Maldives planning to "abandon"? What has happened to the hell?
The India Times said this will undoubtedly further strengthen the relationship between India and Maldives, and this will also make the national defense security cooperation in India face problems.
India media has previously said that China is going to build a port in Maldives, and that China and Maldives are going to build a joint marine meteorological observation station, all of which are the security challenges for India. This makes India, which has always regarded the India ocean as its own backyard, can not be tolerated. Chellany, a India expert on Strategic Affairs, said that India should set Maldives as a red line and warns that China and the Maldives government will not tolerate the establishment of such an ocean observation center.
However, this is really only the cooperation between the two sides in marine scientific research, marine disaster prevention and mitigation, and so on.
Maldives does not go out of the way and makes India everywhere. In addition to China, India has high vigilance on Maldives and other India neighbours. But big brother, really do not think too much, everyone and amiable development of the economy is good?
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