India with open arms is showing extensive support of the Maldives and its new president in the coming week.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will complete his manor tour when he travels to the Maldives for Ibrahim “Ibu” Solih’s inauguration.
The Maldives is the only South Asian country which Modi has not visited till date.
The PM’s official advance teams have already reached Male to begin preparations although the visit is yet to be announced.
Modi’s attendance will have a remarkable impact on the relation of India with its neighboring country.
It will indicate not only that India wants to put the past acrimony behind and support the new government but also propose to serve as a vote of confidence to Ibu Solih himself.
Modi was invited by Solih to his swearing-in when the Indian Prime Minister called to congratulate him.
Solih is a newbie just like Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka even though he has been a part of the parliament for a long time now and also has been the founding member of MDP.
Solih’s protraction and triumph will be an exquisite game of stabilizing two previously discordant politics of Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
The Former President Abdulla Yameen plans to remain in opposition.
After the courts suspended the sentence determined to recover some of his lost political space, Nashdeen landed in Male.
Back from a prison sentence, Gayoom also hopes to play a large role in the Maldives.
Solih will presumably incorporate Gayoom’s daughters Dunya and Yumna and Faris in his government.
Due to such a strong opposition, Solih needs all the support that he can get.
As the government had ceased after several meetings on how to measure Indian presence in the island country, Our home country is ready to go back into the Maldives, and even ready to do things a little divergently.
India wants to reactivate all the projects that had been stalled or blocked by Yameen.
India this week helped to bring Maldives into the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) during last week’s meeting in South Africa.
The next move after the accomplishment of the above would be the reactivation the Indian Ocean trilateral comprising India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.