The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of China's growing military posturing in the Indo-Pacific region and officials indicated that the issue is likely to figure during deliberations at the event.
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Defending Karti Chidambaram , his lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the special CBI court that it was the then finance minister P. Singhvi was speaking in the Special CBI court in New Delhi where Karti Chidambaram was produced after his one day remand period.
Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand and Oman are among countries that have confirmed their participation in the joint activity that starts on 6 March in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
However, he asserted that Maldives and India enjoy a "long history of excellent defence and military cooperation and it is a tradition that we are confident that will endure and continue indefinitely".
He said that China has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in Indian Ocean and that India has been monitoring their movements. The development comes a few days after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency. The opposition alliance, which includes the parties of former presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said they had enlisted British lawyer Ben Emmerson to advise them on securing United Nations mediation in the crisis, reported AFP. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said India is keeping an eye on the situation and desires to see that democracy is fully restored in Maldives. Despite New Delhi's appeal, Maldives government has even extended the state of emergency citing security concerns. "The assertion by the Government of India that the extension of the State of Emergency by the People's Majlis was unconstitutional is a clear distortion of facts, which ignore the Constitution and Laws of the Maldives", the Maldives government had said in a statement.
The decision by Maldives has come at a time when there are concerns that China may be interfering with the affairs of the trouble-torn island nation.
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They were better than us. "They are three points behind us". "Of course we can stay there". He doesn't have to do that but he is willing to it for the team, for the win".
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