BEIJING: India's friendly country Maldives is poised to give a strong blow to China. Maldives may cancel a major agreement with China. Maldives had entered into a contract with China to build a legal laboratory in the Indian Ocean. According to reports, maldives is now able to break its agreement with China. The cancellation of the deal will be a major setback for China.
According to a private newspaper source, former Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen had signed the agreement with China in 2017, which aggravated the problem of India's security. Yameen had signed a contract called 'Protocol on Establishment of Joint Ocean Observation Station Bitween China and Maldives'. The agreement was meant to allow China to build a legal hall in Mukunthu. Negotiations on the agreement between China and the Maldives have now been stalled and the agreement is likely to be cancelled soon.
If the agreement between China and the Maldives is reached, China would have found a bigger base on the Indian Ocean, through which many commercial and other ships would be transported. It is very close to the maritime boundary of India. So, the agreement was a major threat to India's security.