Maldives demands complete Indian troop exit, including civilians by May 10.

Muizzu asserts anti-India stance, rejects troops, even in civilian attire.

President Muizzu's pro-China tilt evident, signs military aid agreement.

India agrees to withdraw troops, replace with civilian-operated aircraft.

Departure of Indian troops underway, starting with Addu City.

Tensions rise over claims of disguised military personnel remaining.

Maldives seeks independence, collaborates with Sri Lanka for medical flights.