India marginalised in backyard

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Dr Pant writes an opinion piece on India's relationship with the Maldives: 'India has to trudge very carefully in Maldives. With just 3,20,000 nationals, Maldives has assumed a disproportionately large profile primarily due to its geopolitical position astride strategic sea lines of communication and China's attempt to win influence. The rivalry was brought to light when Maldives cancelled a lucrative contract granted to Indian and Malaysia companies amid speculation that a Chinese firm was behind the move, although the reality could be more prosaic,' he said.
Period26 Nov 2013
Held atThe New Indian Express