​India-Maldives Relations: Key Aspects and Challenges

India and the Maldives share a relationship characterized by historical ties, strategic cooperation, and mutual interests. Situated in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives holds immense significance for India's maritime security and regional stability. In 2022, India exported $584M to Maldives. The main products that India exported to Maldives are Refined Petroleum ($57.6M), Granite ($35.1M), and Raw Iron Bars ($32.7M).

What are the key aspects of India-Maldives relations?

  • Historical Ties: India and the Maldives share deep cultural and historical connections, with Buddhism being the principal religion in the Maldives until the 12th century. Evidence of Vajrayana Buddhism exists from ancient inscriptions ....
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