(i) India’s relations with Maldives have been friendly right from the beginning. This small nation to the South of India is dependent on India for a lot of reasons.
(ii) Trade relations have been established between the two since 1981.
(iii) India has helped Maldives in the development of basic facilities or infrastructure, health and communication.
(iv) From 2006 onwards, co-operation in the military field also started between the two countries.
(v) They have entered into treaties with respect to cooperation in space research, conservation of historical objects and tourism. Similarly, they have decided to co-operate in the area of fighting against terrorism.