The Maldives Controversy: An Explainer by R.K.Radhakrishnan

The recent ugly troll exchanges on social media are an indication of a new online danger that threatens to undermine India’s real diplomatic efforts.

Published : Jan 23, 2024 15:07 IST

The current diplomatic row between India and Maldives began on social media via troll exchanges set off by PM Modi posting photos of his visit to Lakshadweep. This led to people tweeting #BoycottMaldives on X-a move that many believe was driven by the new Maldivian President’s anti-India stance. 

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