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Maldives Expresses Gratitude To India For 1988's "Operation Cactus"

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:05 AM

On the occasion of "Victory Day", the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid on Sunday remembered the "invaluable" military support rendered by India on this day in 1988, with "highest gratitude and deepest appreciation". On the intervening night of 2-3 November 1988, around 300 to 500 armed, Tamil/Sinhala-speaking mercenaries landed in Male harbour by boats from a mother ship and captured key-locations.