Common opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won last week's election with 58.4 percent of the ballot, or 134,705 votes

Maldives Seeks Help from India, U.S. to Escape Chinese Debt

The new president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, campaigned on criticism of his predecessor’s appetite for Chinese loans and investment. Solih signaled a strong desire to realign his country toward India and seek help from the India-U.S. alliance to relieve the burden of Chinese debt.

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Abe Continues ‘Charm Offensive’ with India’s Modi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded his visit to China and returned to Tokyo for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, continuing what Reuters characterized as a “charm offensive” to solidify Japan’s physical security and economic leadership.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as they arrive for their delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Rouhani, who is on three days state visit to India has strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital …

India Remains Committed to Developing Iran Port Despite U.S. Sanctions

India expressed its ongoing commitment to the development of the Chabahar port in Iran this week, a project expected to uplift the Iranian economy as the Trump administration reimposes sanctions on Tehran as well as countries and entities that engage in business with the Islamic Republic.

Vladimir Putin

Chinese Wary as Putin Visits India for Arms Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his visit to India today, is expected to finalize a multi-billion dollar arms deal with New Delhi to the dismay of the United States and China.