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Chinese ‘research’ ship Shi Yan 6 to remain at Colombo port till Oct 28 amid India, US issues

Over a year after a Chinese ship docked at Sri Lanka port, one other one dubbed a “geophysical scientific research vessel Shi Yan 6”, arrived in the South Asian country on Wednesday (Oct 26), media reviews mentioned adding that the ship will remain there till October 28. The so-known as scientific vessel, ceaselessly labeled as a “dual-exercise stare ship,” reportedly docked at the Colombo port amid issues flagged by Indian and US authorities.

Here is the 2d time China’s “research” vessel has arrived in Sri Lanka. Chinese white elephant projects, esteem Sri Lanka’s leased out Hambantota port to Beijing, reportedly pushed the country into an economic crumple final year and introduced on broad protests. About 10 per cent of Sri Lanka’s loans are from China.

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The final ship arrived in Sri Lanka in August final year. Earlier, China’s Yuan Wang 5 sailed into Hambantota.

Considerations by India, US

Indian international minister S Jaishankar earlier expressed issues over China’s rising naval presence in the Indian Ocean.

In September, Jaishankar at an tournament mentioned, “Closing 20 -25 years, there changed into a genuine accomplish bigger in the Chinese naval presence and exercise in the Indian Ocean, but there changed into a really challenging accomplish bigger in the size of Chinese naval. When you are going to occupy a really valuable bigger navy, that navy is going to be visible when it involves its deployment somewhere.”

Even US Below Secretary Victoria Nuland while assembly Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry in Recent York on the sidelines of the UN Standard Assembly session flagged issues over Shi Yan 6.

China is already unhealthy for its alleged spying actions in one other country. Shi Yan 6 changed into given permission to dock at Colombo port for replenishment capabilities till October 28.

“Shi Yan 6 changed into given permission to enter the (Colombo) port for replenishment,” the Sri Lankan international ministry spokesperson Kapila Fonseka reportedly mentioned.

(With inputs from agencies)


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