Battle of giants
‘Race Across Waves’ was an informative read. It is the tragedy of small nations that they are used by the big powers which are fighting each other to achieve their respective goals. It is clear that both China and India are vying to establish some sort of influence over the the Maldives due to its strategically important location.
Both countries are trying to outdo each other in the race to arm the island nation.
It is crucial that the government of the Maldives takes stock of the situation. It should not let the country’s soil (or waters) be used for the power struggle between the two Asian giants. The Maldives is a peaceful country. This is the reason why tourists from all over the world come here in flocks to enjoy the beautiful beaches and mesmerizing surroundings. It should consider itself lucky that it doesn’t have any rivalry with any nation. In today’s world, conflicts between neighboring countries are rampant. Instead of building up its arms cache the country should focus on development and the betterment of its people.
Colombo, Sri Lanka