Sri Lanka government give permission on Saturday for Controversial Chinese research Despite the fears of neighboring India that it might spy on New Delhi military installations, officials said.
Yuan Wang 5 is described as a research and survey ship by international Shipping sites and analytics, but according to India media that it dual-use spy ship.
Suspicious New Delhi of Beijing’s growing presence in Indian Ocean and influence in Sri Lanka, seeing both within its scope of Effect.
Yuan Wang 5 was originally owed to call At Sri Lanka Chinese Restaurant-run Hambantota port on August 11 only for Colombo asks Beijing to postpone the visit indefinitely after India’s objections.
But Sri Lanka’s port chief, Nirmal P Silva, said he had obtained clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for ship to call In Hambantota from 16 to 22 August.
“I received the diplomatic approval today. We will work with The local agent designated by the vessel for ensure “Logistics at the port,” Silva told AFP.
Foreign Ministry sources confirmed that Colombo had renewed the permission for The visit that was granted in the beginning on Jul 12, 1 day ago former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled after months of protests over The worst economic crisis in the country ever.
Rajapaksa – from brother Mahinda borrowed heavily from China during the presidency from 2005 to 2015 – resigning after fleeing to Singapore.
tens of in thousands of Demonstrators invaded his palace and home in Colombo after accusing him of bad management in Economic crisis led to severe shortage of Food, fuel and medicine.
Port officials said the Chinese ship was about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) southeast of the country of Sri Lanka on Friday night and was slowly heading towards the sea port of Hambantota.
Sri Lanka leased the port to China for 99 years for $1.12 billion, less than the $1.4 billion Sri Lanka paid a Chinese company build He. She.
According to Indian reports, Yuan Wang 5 . can be used for space It tracks satellites, and it has specific uses in Launching intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Indians government Expressed concern that the ship might spy on Its activities, and filed a complaint with Colombo.
The foreign ministry in New Delhi said it would closely monitor “any impact.” on India’s security and economic interests and takes all necessary measures to protect them.”