Apparently the mismanagement of diplomacy vis-Ã -vis Maldives that started with the UPA Govt is continuing even now. The Indian High Commissioner and the High Commission has been most inept in handling the issues in Maldives during the UPA as also now with the NDA. It is time to put competent personnel who can feel the pulse of Maldivian politics, intrigues and power play and take all measure to ensure that there is no anti India activity taking hold. Without appearing to undertaking 'gunboat diplomacy', India should undertake a greater presence of its Navy off the Maldivian coast Ostensibly for anti piracy patrols, but in actuality passing on a strong message. Also, there should be greater number of 'showing the flag' goodwill missions by the Navy to the Maldives. For the present crisis, India should cancel the PM's visit and inform tersely that till democracy in its true form is brought in effect, it would be difficult to have a pleasant relationship.