Meanwhile, the Supreme Court refused to accept the government's plea that the nine political leaders ordered to be released by the court can not be released because of certain legal and other concerns and that a mutually acceptable way has to be found to implement the release order.
He defied a shock ruling from the Supreme Court that quashed convictions ranging from terrorism to corruption and ordered the release of nine leading opposition figures, on the ground that the cases against them were politically tainted.
India's readying of its armed forces follows Tuesday's request by exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed for Delhi to dispatch an envoy backed by its military to assist in lifting the state of emergency on the island.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen yesterday appeared to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
The 15-day emergency decree issued late Monday gives the government sweeping powers to make arrests, search and seize property and restricts freedom of assembly.
China yesterday cautioned against any foreign meddling in the islands' internal affairs, reported Reuters.
But as ex-president Gayoom - who ruled for 30 years until 2008 elections - was led out of his house, riot police saluted him, according to the local Maldives Independent website, and analysts have warned his arrest could split the security forces as he still commands deep respect.
Screams and crying among passengers after Amtrak train crash
The freight train engines were "all torn up" and the Amtrak engine was "barely recognizable" from the crash. Injuries range from scratches to broken bones. "All the injured have been transported to local hospitals".
This week he ordered the arrest of his estranged half-brother, former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who past year sided with the opposition.
Protests in the Madives following annulment of imprisoned opposition politicians.
"President Yameen has illegally declared martial law and overrun the state".
The President's Office on Monday announced a state of emergency, a constitutional right that the president reserves but only with the approval of the parliament.
China has also asked the nation to take steps to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens, institutions and cooperative projects in the Maldives.
Under Yameen, Maldives has also developed close relations with Saudi Arabia.
Military had stormed the parliament to take the judges into custody as the president later claimed that they had been bribed to issue the landmark order releasing jailed political leaders in a bid to overthrow the government.
The Supreme Court in the Maldives has overturned a ruling that kick-started the nation's political turmoil this week.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed.