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#Watch: PM Narendra Modi heads to Maldives

Nov 17, 2018 15:40 IST
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PM Narendra Modi will make his first-ever visit to the Maldives for the swearing-in of its new president, signaling a shift in the island nation toward India and away from China.The Saturday visit -- the first by an Indian head of state since 2011 -- is expected to reset strained ties with the Maldives as Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a veteran opposition politician, takes over after successfully ousting former pro-China president Abdulla Yameen. Solih’s new government is expected to end political uncertainty in the South Asian archipelago nation that preceded a tense election this September.