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Maldives Reassures India, Says 'No' to Chinese Bases

The Indian Ocean island country of Maldives has told India it will not allow China to set up military bases on its territory. That is unlikely to calm fears China will consolidate its position in the Indian Ocean. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen conveyed the assurance the Maldives will remain a “demilitarized zone” in a letter given to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi by the country’s foreign secretary Ali Naseer. Last week, India’s foreign secretary, Subrahmanyan...

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