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

ASHOK K MEHTA

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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Source: thequint.com

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