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11 June 2022 - News Climate security is an area where the stakes are high for small, low-lying island states like Maldives" - Minister Mariya
The Minister made the remarks whilst addressing the Special Session on Climate Security and Green Defence at the 19th Asia Security Summit
04 April 2022 - News "The State Partnership Program will go a long way in building the capacity and readiness of our Defence Sector to meet today’s challenges" - Minister of Defence Uza. Mariya Didi
Minister Mariya was addressing the signing ceremony of the Montana National Guard State Partnership Program

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dh. kudahuvadhoo -massakath-iulaan-2023266 26 September 2023         Job   
s-admin-officer-2023-265-(Contract) 26 September 2023         Job   
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Service forms

Application for permit to import chemicals 01 January 2020         Service   
Application for authorization of chemical storage facility 30 December 2019         Service   
Application for permit to use and sell chemicals 29 December 2019         Service   
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News and communications

Press release 16 September 2023         News   
sir-john-kothalawala-defense-university-intake-2024 20 August 2023         Training   
African women summit 09 May 2023         News   
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Guidance and regulations

2nd Ammendment to Regulation R-160/2015 22 September 2021         Regulations    
Security zone that are maintained by MNDF 05 March 2020         Regulations    
First amendment of Hazardous Chemical Regulation 2019/R-1057 20 February 2020         Regulations    
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Annual Report 2022 of Ministry of Defence 29 August 2023         Policy    
Chemical Weapons Unit 22 August 2023         Open Correspondence    
Ministry of Defence Financial Audit Report 2021 31 July 2023         Open Correspondence    
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Jobs and Procurements

dh. kudahuvadhoo -massakath-iulaan-2023266 26 September 2023         Job    
s-admin-officer-2023-265-(Contract) 26 September 2023         Job    
falhuveri - hdh. makunudhoo sea-ambulance-iulaan-2023263 24 September 2023         Job    
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Uza. Mariya Didi

Minister of Defence

Hussain Zahir

Deputy Minister of Defence

Political Appointees

Hussain Nazeef

Director General

Ali Asgar


Senior Management

Ahmed Shaan Mansoor

Permanent Secretary

What the Ministry of Defence does

We are working to build a stronger and more resilient nation for you, together with the 8 institutions and agencies below.

  • Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF):
  • National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC):
  • Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM):
  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA):
  • Maldives Immigration:
  • Maldives Customs Service:
  • Anti-Trafficking in Persons (Anti-TIP) Office
  • Maldives Hydrographic Service

In addition to the institutions and agencies above, the Minister of Defence oversees the Directorate of Aviation Security Administration (DASA) - the designated appropriate authority for civil aviation security in the Republic of Maldives by the Presidential Decree (116) on 7 February 2016 to perform regulatory and oversight functions in addition to implementing preventative aviation security measures. See below [Mandate] for more information on DASA's roles and responsibilities. For the latest updates on DASA's activities, see @dasamaldives on Twitter.

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Right to Information

Information Officer
Ibrahim Faiz
Assistant Director

Contact us

Office Address

Ministry of Defence
Ameer Ahmed Magu
Republic of Maldives
+960 3322601

Messaging Number
+960 7522601

+960 3325525


Office Hours
Sun - Thu 08:00 - 14:00 (Working hours)


Ibrahim Faiz (Information Officer) - Between 08:00 - 14:00 on working days only
+960 9977885

Mohamed Shaan (Communications) - Between 08:00 - 14:00 on working days only