Maldives asks India to withdraw troops by March 15

The deadline was set during talks with Indian officials in the Maldives on Sunday

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Published: Sun 14 Jan 2024, 5:17 PM

Last updated: Sun 14 Jan 2024, 11:12 PM

Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu has asked India to withdraw its nearly 100-strong troop deployment by March 15, a top aide told reporters Sunday, as a row with New Delhi deepens.

The deadline was set during talks with Indian officials in the Maldives on Sunday, Muizzu's Public Policy Secretary Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim said, a day after the president returned from China where he signed a raft of deals.

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