Maldives Current Affairs - 2019

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India stiffens medical visa facility for Maldivians

image In what is being seen as retaliation to the cancellation of GMR contract, India has tightened visas for Maldives as New Delhi has stopped Maldivians from using their visa-free travel facilities to India for other activities like medical treatment, restricting it only to tourism.

India, who signed bilateral visa agreement with Maldives in 1979, revised the interpretation of “liberal” term which used to allow thousands of Maldivians to use a 90-day visa-on-arrival facility meant only for tourism to travel for treatment in Indian hospitals.

Why this step?

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Month: Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


India not planning to slash aid to Maldives

imageIndia has said that it is following the situation in Maldives closely but had no plans as yet to curtail any aid. The Indian government fears Maldives could be hit to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for cancelling the GMR-led consortium’s contract.

India has said that it has no objections if Maldives takes decision as per laws. It urged the country to control the factors wanting to harm bilateral relationship b/w the two countries.

Month: Categories: International