Located in the Indian Ocean. South west of India.
300 square kilometers
Around 1,200 islands (of which only about 200 are occupied)
Wealthy tourist destination
Due to rising sea levels, the Maldives is slowly sinking into the ocean.
29 SEP 07- A bombing in the Maldives capital Male injures 12 foreign tourists.
08 JAN 08- A knife welding assailant attempts to stab Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, but a Maldives Boy Scout manages to grab the attackers knife. The attacker was wrestled down by security and arrested.
11 NOV 08- The president of the Maldives announces that the Maldives may invest in buying land some where outside of the Maldives to relocate its entire population of about 499,000 people due to rising sea levels.
A February 7 2012 coup led to the resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed.
02 OCT 2012- A Maldives member of parliament, and part of the current ruling coalition, is stabbed to death in his home.
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)
Approximately 3,500 personnel
Composed of the Marine Corps. Coast Guard, Air Wing, and Special Forces
Security treaty with India.
Dhruv helicopter donated from India
Consisting of Marine Deployment Units (formerly called Rapid Reaction Groups)
Alvis Saladin armored cars?
Ferret armored cars?
AK-103 assault rifles
Pickup trucks with machine guns used for air defense
Corps of Engineers
SWAT team like Special Forces
Otokar Cobra armored vehicles
MP-5 sub-machine guns
Special Protection Group (SPG)
Protect the President of the Maldives and visiting dignitaries.