India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives...

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  1. ArmchairGeneral

    ArmchairGeneral Regular Member

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    In exchange for legal annexation.

    If there is one thing bothering the island nation of the Maldives...it is that they will cease to exist for longer than a few decades, due to rising sea levels thanks to global climate change.

    India should play on this fear, and offer to build massive dykes around the archipelago to keep the water out (as the netherlands have been doing for centuries) under the condition of autonomy under the Indian Union, like J&K, Sikkim etc. If need be, we can eventually start slowly pulling the rug of autonomy from out under their feet (like we have been doing in J&K since accession).

    Do you think the Maldivians value their sovereignty more, or their very homeland's existence?
     
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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    Weird idea. Maldives forced GMR out from Airport development. They even stopped supply of Water and other essential commodities to the Indian engineers. Let the Chinese and Soudi Arabians do the good work in Maldives till the island goes under water. Radical elements have already taken over Maldives, it is not a wise idea to go into Maldives and get bitten.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    Yes India should have world class construction companies who can build great structures, we should be offering services to the nations in world.
     
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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    Maldives is under seige...its not political anymore its fanatical.

    India should watch her steps..
     
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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    India in the foreseeable future may find itself under siege as its neighbours population are growing at a fast pace and resources will not be enough.

    We have Pakistan fast growing demography that will have serious trouble as regards to water resources.

    Bangladesh rising population with a country that does not have enough resources.

    Maldives we know the situation with rising water levels.

    All of them are rabid Islamist when things will heat up this country will be under siege.
     
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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    Our best offer to them is migration to India while their country sinks.
     
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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.

    why not Maldives directly contact Holland to built that dyke?? why India mediating in this case???
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Re: India should offer to build Dutch-style sea walls around Maldives.


    the sons of guns in Maldives have been doing back and forth supporting india and otoh china

    we should let them become navy seals .....given their attitude .....
    having one more potentially extremist nation at our
    doorstep is the last thing we have needed ...

    on one hand we shouldn't build walls for them
    otoh we should allow anyone else to do so ....it will be disastrous for us

    let the islands submerge - ----- gives our navy an easier role in policing those seas

    neither should we accept them as immigrants ....just look at the bangladeshi infiltration and
    all the havoc it is causing in the north-east

    no ! .....we have had enough ....for a change let them go to nearby sri lanka
    and let them mess that place up instead
     
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    If India doesnt step in and start influencing and investing in these small neighbors then China and America will step in and you'll lose the countries you need most strategically as allies.

    You can sulk and complain about them playing the geopolitical game to get the best for their people or you try to do better
     
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    No thanks. Let the seas rise. Let them swim for a while. Then, they can move to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Arabian Desert, Iraq...wherever. No place for any radical mullah here in India.
     

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