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Panel discussion on India’s Shrinking Influence in Littoral Sout

Observer Research Foundation
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Against the backdrop of the crisis in Maldives, India’s political pundits sense a decline in New Delhi’s authority and agency in maritime-South Asia. After President Abdulla Yameen declared emergency in the island nation in February, refusing to relent to diplomatic pressure by India, it is clear that the Maldivian strongman is being propped up by an assertive China. Not surprisingly, his government has chosen to overlook New Delhi’s interests and authority in its neighborhood.