India, China in race to build naval base in Maldives: report

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China and India are in a race to build a naval base in the Maldives, reports the Chennai-based New Indian Express.The May 10 report said that the bases will be designed to berth coast guard ships and are also intended to boost the tourism sector by providing docking facilities for commercial ships.Indian army chief General Bikram Singh was said to have recently completed a three-day visit to the Maldives on Saturday during which he held discussions with the Maldives government and military chiefs about the project.

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