Chinese creep in the IOR
Chinese expansion in the IOR begins to raise concerns.
China’s Grip Tightens Over Sri Lanka’s Ports, India Should Be Wary
Sri Lanka’s strategic string of pearls are its ports – Kanakesanthurai (KKS), Point Pedro, Trincomalee, Hambantota, Galle and Colombo, and major airfields at Palaly, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Mattala and Katunayake.
The emerald island straddles the crucial ocean channels 6 and 10, while sea traffic plies along channels 4 and 6 below Galle and (the new) Hambantota ports.
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