Category Sri Lanka

China’s Strategic Ambitions Seen In The Hambantota Port In Sri Lanka COMMENTARIES JUL 27 2018 China’s strategic ambitions seen in the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka ABHIJIT SINGH New Delhi’s Indian Ocean woes aren’t confined to Sri Lanka. Across the Indian Ocean’s littorals, the Chinese navy has been preparing to establish a stronger security presence. On Pakistan’s Makran coast, the PLAN has deployed regularly, including […]

How China Got Sri Lanka To Cough Up A Port

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port By Maria Abi-habib, View Original June 25th, 2018 A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.Photo by: Adam Dean for The New York Times HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to […]

China Arms Smuggling Into Bangladesh

Delhi & Dhaka go into huddle as boat carrying ‘Chinese Arms’ seized in Bangladesh By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury ET Bureau| Mar 19, 2018, 07.20 AM IST Officials suspect that these arms are also meant to disturb India’s northeastern states which have witnessed peace since the Sheikh Hasina government handed over all insurgent leaders hiding in her […]

China Set To Move Into United States’ Backyard With National Development Plan For Grenada

As I have written many times, while the Obama administration was focused on climate change, our adversaries, near-peers, competitors, were focused on geographic change.  China spread it wings/strategic reach in the South China Sea (SCS), the Pacific, the Arctic, Djbouti, Southwest Asia, most recently – Sri Lanka — and now, Grenada.  While Russia seized the […]

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands A Major Port To China

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China By Kai Schultz, View Original December 12th, 2017 The Hambantota port on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. China has been shoring up its presence in the Indian Ocean. Credit Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NEW DELHI — Struggling […]