In a first, ferry service to connect India and Maldives
MALE: India and the Maldives on Saturday agreed to launch a ferry service connecting the two countries as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih emphasised the need to improve connectivity.
The initiative, which is expected to boost tourism, was announced during Modi's two-day state visit to the Indian Ocean archipelago.
The distance between Kochi and Male is about 700 kms, and between Kochi and Kulhudhuffushi atoll is 500 kms.
Ramanujam Thatta • 2 days ago
Way to go. Best wishes Mr Modi.
Modiji is going to take India to a different level that none of us have experienced ever in free India. Another 2 terms of Modiji at the helm of India''s affairs will completely wipe out the horrible bad memory we have been experiencing under corrupted Khangress !!!
Ashish Kumar • 2 days ago
chinas focus on maldives is to acquire maldives by investing in maldives and make maldives debt ridden. as trade and tourism between india and maldives will improve china will not be happy. china is looking malldives to acquire maldives land and improves chinas geo political influence and dominate the indian ocean
fa alfa • 2 days ago
I agree PM has good intentions but i am afraid the pakis could use this to enter our territory. Hopefully there will be strict checking and scanning.
Girish•alfa alfa • USA • 2 days ago
The security at the Kochi port will be updated to 3 level higher and there will be frequent 24/7 Indian Coastguard patrolling for 200 miles from Indian border with full assist using Indian Military Satellites !!!
indian By VirtueIndian • Mumbai • 2 days ago
he is truly world leader and has its own class
Nehru indira Rajeev no one is close enough to his leadership qualities
Nice • 2 days ago
great one by the govt. would be a great tourism bridge for India and gios for Maldives.
Amit • Here And There • 2 days ago
GOOD MOVE, WILL KEEP THE CHINESE INFLUENCE ON A LEASH.
Rajkumar Pandurangan • 2 days ago
Still visa required and strict scanning and security will make journey safe
Giridhar Krishnagiri• Rajkumar Pandurangan • Bangalore • 2 days ago
visa is on arrival... both ways around.. so it is a matter of worry
Guest • 2 days ago
Hoping for a better India
Roushan S • 2 days ago
Hope it does not ferry terrorists!
bhartiya singh• 3808 • Bhartiya • 2 days ago
Very good for enhancing tourism between the two countries.
Mitu De • New • 2 days ago
Great.Bring Maldives closer to India .. Away from the web of the evil trantula China
h Rao • 2 days ago
Very good decision by both the country in improving bilateral relations
Subodh • 2 days ago
Would add to tourism between two countries. Good step.
Rahul Thakur • 2 days ago
wow modi is best
Ramesh • Bangalore • 2 days ago
Modi's visit has already sent a message to China.
Regular Guy • 2 days ago
Did you know China owns 90% of resorts in Maldives, who employ Maldivians. They dont need Indian tourists, they get plenty Chinese. Either way more money for Chinese.
Anonymous • bangalore • 2 days ago
Now Maldive will be flooded with Indians ...