Colombo Telegraph

In Indian Ocean, Threat Is From US, Not China – Gayoom

“U.S. setting up base in Maldives could upset balance of power”

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives for 30 years and is today a sprightly 76-year-old, feels that it is the U.S. rather than China that could upset the balance of power in the Indian Ocean by seeking to set up a base in his nation.

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