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Country Name:

Republic of India

Head of State:

H. E. Mr. Pranab Mukerjee (since 26 July 2012)

Head of Government:

H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi (since 26 May 2014)

Foreign Minister:

H. E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj (since 26 May 2014)

 

Diplomatic relations

  • The Maldives established diplomatic relations with India on 1 November 1965

 

Diplomatic representation

Maldives

  • The Embassy of Maldives to India is in New Delhi and was opened on 22 October 2004.
  • His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Mohamed, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to India, presented the Letter of Credence to H. E. Pranab Mukerjee on 18 March 2015.
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India

  • The Embassy of India to the Maldives was established in Male' on 1972.
  • The Ambassador of India to the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Mr. Akilesh Mishra presented his Letter of Credence to His Excellency President Yameen Abdul Qayoom on 13 January 2016.
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Consular representation

 

The Maldives Consulate was established in Thiruvananthapuram, India on 12 July 2005.
Mr. Ali Adam was appointed as Consul at the Consulate of Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram on 17 June 2014.

Dr Joseph Vayalil George served as the Honorary Consul of the Maldives in Bengaluru, India. He was initially appointed to the post of Honorary Consul on 4 June 2008 and reappointed on
4 June 2014.

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Mr. Shalin Narain Tandon served as the Honorary Consul General of the Maldives in Mumbai, India. He was initially appointed to the post of Honorary Consul on 8 June 2011 and reappointed on 8 June 2014.

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Mr. Chandra Shekhar Jaiswal served as the Honorary Consul General of the Maldives in Calcutta, India. He was initially appointed to the post of Honorary Consul General on 3 May 1994 and reappointed on 31 March 2016.

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Recent Visits by Heads of State/Government

 

Maldives

 

  • President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, made his first State Visit to India on 1 January 2014.
  • President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, made an official visit to India on 26 May 2014 to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new Prime Minister.

 

  • President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom made an official visit to India on 10 April 2016.
  • President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom made an official visit to India on 26 April 2016 to receive Dr. Abdul Kalams Puraskar for Excellence in Governance Award.

 

India

 

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Recent Visits by Foreign Minister

 

Maldives

 

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs made an official visit to India on 15 August 2016 upon the invitation extended by Her Excellency Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India. This is the first official visit abroad undertaken by the Minister, since being appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on 13 July 2016.

 

India

 

Her Excellency Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs visited Maldives on an official visit from 10 – 11 October 2015, to lead the Indian Delegation at the 5th Session of
Maldives- India Joint Commission, held on 11 October 2015.