Brigadier General (Rtd.) Ibrahim Mohamed Didi has called on the Maldivian Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs to break their silence and explain the truth to the public regarding speculations published by media outlets and analysts regarding the nature of the new military relations between India and Maldives.
Brigadier-General (Rtd.) Ibrahim Mohamed Didi, who is also a member of Parliament representing Central-Hithadhoo and a veteran of November 3, shared a report published by The Maldives Report; which had concluded that India’s new relationship with the Maldives was exploitative and detrimental to the island nation; and asked the ministers to break their silence and stated that the people of Maldives cannot allow to imperil their sovereignty and territorial integrity.
@abdulla_shahid @MariyaDidi Dear Ministers! Would you please break your silence and explain our public the truth! We the people of Maldives can not allow to imperil our sovereignty and territorial integrity! https://t.co/EvpTXGkGBu @Mihaarunews @raajjemv @addulive
— Ibrahim M Didi (@ibrahimmdidi) January 28, 2019
Many public figures and social media activists have been raising concerns about the “secret” deals made between the government of the Maldives and India. So far, very few details have been revealed to the public. At the time of this writing, Defence Minister of the Maldives Mariya Didi is in India to sign an agreement which will allow India to install surveillance radar systems in the territory of Maldives.
India is also developing a large military complex in Addu Atoll, which they claim is a police training school. Some sources also confirm that the government has agreed to let Indian’s use Hanimadhoo Airport for military purposes.