India must pre-empt China's possible wild card entry into the Maldives in order to restore democracy there and bolster India's maritime security in the Indian ocean.

It would be foolhardy for India to wait for a formal Maldivian invite in view of China's string of pearls woven around India. Ethics is China's anathema. Reigning President of the Maldives is out and out pro-China. China is waiting to pounce.

The present Maldivian regime has proved itself as  illegitimate,undemocratic, hell bent on defying Supreme court directive by refusing to releas political leaders. It is ready to arrest top SC Judges and extend temporary emergency beyond 15 days.

Let us re-enact Operation Cactus to enhance India’s maritime primacy in Indian ocean by showing our capability to mount a successful operation at short notice

Let us not forget,there are some 22,000 indian diaspora in the small island nation.Hence,the need for swift  commando action before the crisis reaches a flashpoint.


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About A.K.Saxena

A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.

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