His predecessor Nasheed had been claiming that he was ousted in a coup by Waheed.
India feels Waheed decided to "ride a tiger and now he does not know how to disembark".
Waheed apparently took the hard position of cancelling the contract deliberately because of competitive politics.
India is disappointment that the Maldivian government did not challenge the order of a local court which had termed the proposal to levy Airport Development Charge as "tax", which is prerogative of the government only. This was the root cause of the controversy that led to cancellation of the contract.
Not sure whether ADC amounted to taxation, India feels a way out on this could have been exempting Maldivian nationals from the charge of USD 25 per internationally departing passenger.
This offer was, in fact, made by GMR before the contract was cancelled but it was not considered by the Maldivian government.