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India expands USD 1.4 Billion assistance to Maldives

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced USD 1.4 billion financial assistance to Maldives after he held extensive talks with President of Maldives Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during which both sides vowed to deepen security cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. India and Maldives also signed four pacts including one on visa facilitation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the India is extending USD 1.4 billion as budget support, currency swap and line of credit for the social and economic development and cultural development of Maldives. The ties with two…

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Donald Trump ropes in intelligence official as his point person for South Asia

On Wednesday, The U.S. president Donald Trump announced in the White House to nominate Robert Williams, who is an intelligence officer with a specialization in South Asia and Afghanistan as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. Williams has also been an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service since 2017 and was previously a senior adjunct professorial lecturer at American University’s School of International Service from 2013 to 2016. He also pursued his B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and also…

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