Sri Lanka – naval hub

Strategic position sees several nations court Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka on Way to Becoming Indian Ocean Naval Hub

By P.K.Balachandran

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is on the way to becoming a maritime security hub in the Indian Ocean, as regional and extra-regional naval powers eye the island nation for striking partnerships to ensure their maritime security.

Lanka itself has signaled its wish to acquire a Blue Water navy to exploit its strategic position in the Indian Ocean and to participate in international maritime security operations.

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