India At Sea In The Maldives
The West has been unequivocal in its criticism of human rights violations in the Maldives. India, as a neighbour with major strategic interests, does not have this luxury. India has out of necessity adopted a nuanced and incremental approach. It is, of course, crucial that New Delhi actively engages Gayoom and his government. India will also have to cast its net wide to include in its consultations the MDP and other moderate parties and individuals capable of playing a positive role.