Agreements signed between India and Maldives 

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  • February 24, 2021
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Agreements signed between India and Maldives 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations

In news

  • India and Maldives signed agreements on wide range of domains.
  • These included fish processing, public broadcasting, sustainable urban development, road infrastructure and housing.

Key takeaways

  • The broadcasting agreement is for cooperation between Prasar Bharati and official State Media of Maldives. 
  • It intends to facilitate collaboration and capacity building in the field of public broadcasting.
  • Over one lakh additional doses of COVID vaccine were also handed over to Maldives.
  • India has signed a 50 million dollar Line of Credit agreement in defence sector with the Maldives which will facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.
  • The UTF Harbour Project agreement was also signed with Maldives.
  • The project agreement will strengthen Maldivian Coast Guard capability and facilitate regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts.
  • India also extended a new line of credit of US dollar 40 million for the development of new sports infrastructure in the Maldives.

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