NSA Ajit Doval held bilateral talks with Maldives Defense Minister Maria Didi

NSA Ajit Doval held bilateral talks with Maldives Defense Minister Maria Didi

Colombo National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a cordial and detailed discussion on bilateral partnership with Defense Minister Maria Didi of Maldives, an important bilateral country in the Indian Ocean. Doval held talks with Didi as part of the tripartite talks with India, Sri Lanka and Maldives in Colombo. It is noteworthy that Sri Lanka is hosting the fourth National Security Advisor level talks on maritime security cooperation with India and Maldives. The NSA level talks are taking place between the three countries six years after the meeting held in New Delhi in 2014. The Indian High Commission in Maldives tweeted from its official Twitter handle, "NSA Ajit Doval and Maldivian Defense Minister Maria Didi held cordial and detailed discussions to deepen bilateral partnership between India and Maldives in defense sector".

It is noteworthy that Doval arrived in Colombo on Friday for trilateral talks. The agenda of this high-level meeting includes various acts of maritime security including legal system, curbing pirates, information sharing, curbing drug trafficking. The meeting is being held in the midst of China's efforts to increase influence in the Indo-Pacific region. China considers the Maldives important in its ambitious sea silk route plan in the Indian Mahasagara, while Sri Lanka has already acquired Hambantota port and Africa's Djibouti port.


6.4-magnitude earthquake in San Juan province of Argentina, tremors felt in Chile as well

6.4-magnitude earthquake in San Juan province of Argentina, tremors felt in Chile as well

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake (Earthquake) has occurred in the South American country Argentina. According to the information, the earthquake came on Monday night in San Juan province of here. This information has been given by the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ). At the same time, the American Tsunami Warning System has said that no tsunami warning has been issued due to the earthquake.

However, so far there has been no news of loss of any kind of property. Northwest Argentina adjoins Chile, so tremors have been felt here as well. The US Department of Geological Survey has reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was 27.6 km southwest of Porcito. The earthquake came at a depth of 14 kilometers.

There was also an earthquake in Indonesia

Recently, there was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. Which destroyed many houses and buildings. The rescue operation has been intensified here. At least 81 people have died in this earthquake.

Raditya Jati, spokesperson of the National Disaster Response Agency, says that Majenu has been most affected by the earthquake on Mamuju city and Sulawesi island.

800 people injured

The spokesman says that 70 people have died in Mamuzu and 11 in Majene. Around 27,850 people are currently living in the shelter. Half of the 800 people injured are currently being treated in the hospital.

During their stay here, other facilities including water, food and electricity are also being provided. It is being said that more than 1100 houses have also been damaged by the earthquake. The assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake is still going on.


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