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Maldives to strengthen military ties with China

Maldives held talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing seeking deepening military ties between the two countries.

Both the nations are also boosting economic and diplomatic engagement. Around 25% of Maldives tourism flows from China. Last year, China opened its first Embassy in the Maldives.

China views Maldives as an important country to engage with as it lies in Indian ocean, a strategically-significant location along sea lines that are being increasingly traversed by Chinese ships on piracy missions to the Gulf of Aden. China is considering Maldives for the purpose of supplying logistics and short rest to assist its long range voyages but denied speculations of establishing a military base in the country.

Maldives has also negated rumors relating to China’s hand in cancellation of GMR contract.

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Oxford University approved Indira Gandhi Centre for Sustainable Development

The Somerville College, University of Oxford, will have Indira Gandhi Centre for Sustainable Development. Mrs. Gandhi was a student of Somerville College. The centre will be dedicated to addressing key issues of sustainable development and will result in building up India’s intellectual capital and expertise in the area.

It will enhance scholarship opportunities at Oxford for bright and talented students from India in the field of sustainable development, invest in intellectual capital and build a platform for strengthening partnerships with Indian scholars and leading institutions.

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