Friday, February 10, 2012

India sends special envoy to Maldives as crisis deepens

NEW DELHI: As Maldives plunged into a deeper crisis, India today established contact with top political leaders of the island nation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sending his special envoy and favouring resolution of the problem through dialogue.

Singh despatched as his special envoy M Ganapathi, secretary (West) in the external affairs ministry, to listen to all voices and assess the situation in Maldives after the ouster of Mohammad Nasheed as Presidentearlier this week.

Singh said it was his sincere hope that the matter can be resolved through peaceful dialogue.

"It will be our effort to use our influence in that direction," the Prime Minister said. Read More