India has not sought military base in Maldives in return of $1.4 billion aid

India recently announced 1.4 billion dollar financial assistance to Maldives but it has not ask for building any military facility in return, the official sources said.

As per the news released in Times of India, there were no ‘quid pro quo” in granting the financial assistance to Maldives by India during the India visit of Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih 10 days ago.

Maldives a small island nation, is facing mounting debt from the China and so India announced the $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives on 17th December following the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Sohil.

The two leaders also vowed to deepen the security cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

The relations between India and Maldives is getting better after the lost of the former President Abdulla Yameen in the Presidential election in Maldives few months ago. India had criticized the emergency imposed by him on February 5 this year and had asked Yameen government to restore the credibility of the electoral and political process by releasing political prisoners. The emergency lasted 45 days.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the oath-taking ceremony of President Sohil indicating the positive attitude towards new government in Maldives.