National Security Adviser of India will be in Colombo for trilateral discussions among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
This latest meeting of the Indian Ocean neighbours marks the resumption of the NSA-level trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation talks, after six years. The last such discussion was held in New Delhi in March 2014.
The initiative began in 2011 and top officials met regularly until New Delhi’s relations with the former Abdulla Yameen administration in Male deteriorated.
Significantly, the meeting comes months after the Maldives signed a defence deal with the U.S.