New Delhi is worried regarding the opportunity of the ship’s tracking systems trying to snoop on Indian installations, it is discovered.

A Chinese ship with capabilities to track satellites as well as global projectiles docked at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port today in the middle of safety and security issues shared by India.

Harbour Master Captain Nirmal de Silva told NDTV that the Chinese ship, Wang Yang 5, got to the Sri Lankan port at around 8.30 am.

Sri Lanka, which had earlier asked China to hold off the check out of the sophisticated ship amidst India’s problem over the vessel’s visibility in its area, cleared it for docking on Saturday.

New Delhi is concerned concerning the possibility of the ship’s radar trying to snoop on Indian installations, it is learnt.

Sri Lanka stated the safety clearance was provided for the go to of the modern vessel for replenishment purposes in between August 16 and also 22.

” The security and participation in the neighbourhood are of utmost concern in handling the concern of the Chinese vessel Wang Yang 5,” the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry claimed in a declaration.

” The government took into account the interests of all parties concerned, and also in line with the principle of sovereign equality of states,” the declaration claimed.

Last week, External Matters Ministry Agent Arindam Bagchi had claimed that India will make the very best judgement concerning its safety interests and it considers the dominating situation in the area, especially in boundary areas.

” The federal government thoroughly checks any growth having a bearing on India’s safety and economic interests and takes all needed actions to protect them,” he had actually stated.

Previously, the Chinese Foreign Ministry had actually claimed that it was “completely unjustified for certain countries to point out the so-called “security problems” to pressure Sri Lanka.”

“We advise the appropriate events to see China’s aquatic scientific research study activities in a sensible light and also stop interfering with normal exchange and also participation between China as well as Sri Lanka,” Chinese Foreign Ministry speaker Wang Wenbin had stated.

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Last Updated: 16 August 2022