The government has watered down the Maldives' traditional ‘India-first’ foreign policy.
The death toll from floods in Kerala state rose to 79 by Thursday afternoon, the Times of India reported.
Ties between India and the Maldives are under pressure because of China’s growing footprint.
Better local facilities meant the Indian helicopters were redundant, a Maldives ambassador said.
India has urged the Maldives to return to the path of democracy.
Most of the current power infrastructure work in Pakistan relies heavily on China expertise and resources.
The drugs were going to be smuggled into the Maldives in vegetable oil cans, it was reported.
The reduction is based on usage, India says.
The Maldives was thrashed by Indonesia in the UN Security Council vote.
Indian media reported that visas were being rejected by the Maldives because of worsening ties.
The Maldives has been borrowing heavily from China, but details of the loan are not clear.
There are doubts a free and fair election can be held in the Maldives.
India's prime minister has yet to visit the Maldives, despite taking office in 2014.
Ambassadors are confident India will vote for the Maldives to get a seat on the UN Security Council, despite nosediving bilateral ties.
The government has given India until the end of June to remove the helicopter from the Maldives.
The Times of India named the men as Shanees Maheer, Ahamed and Ibrahim Fauzen Saleh.
Around 130,000 migrant workers are believed to live in the Maldives, including 60,000 undocumented ones.