For those of you who have no idea what is going on with indian military presence in Maldives and #indiaout hashtags, i'll summarise the past 10 years here.
In 2010, during the time of president Mohamed Nasheed, it was agreed to bring 2 helicopters from India 1/8
Fast foward to 2017, there was a news during Oct 2017, that a Maldivian pilot would complete training and be ready to operate them in one month. 2018 happened yet the helicopters were still under full operation by Indian military. 3/8
In 2019, indian coastguard tweeted saying an indian helicopter is operaring in Maldives. The tweet was later deleted. The opposition started pressuring the issue then. 5/8
What i wrote here is all i could gather from news articles from 2010 till today. 7/8