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Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept
India

Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept

All New Delhi can hope for is that next time the Chines comes to collect, Sri Lanka doesn't give up another portion of its sovereign territory, further strengthening the Chinese in India's backyard

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
India

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect

It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
India

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century

Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests
World

Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests

Newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
World

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves

The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.

Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nation
World

Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nation

Sri Lanka on Tuesday signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal in the country that has seen increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe
World

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime minister Wickremesinghe last Friday. The meeting came after Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya on Wednesday refused to endorse the president's dismissal of Wickremesinghe for former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.

'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda Rajapaksa
World

'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides Tuesday as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in parliament to end the country's constitutional crisis

Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes
World

Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes

An assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

US senators say Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, express concern about China's 'debt-trap' diplomacy
World

US senators say Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, express concern about China's 'debt-trap' diplomacy

US senators have said that Pakistan is at risk of debt due to rising current-account deficit and external debt obligations caused by the CPEC, in a letter written to the secretary of state Michael Pompeo and secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin.

China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations
World

China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations

If economic conditions continued to worsen in countries like Zambia and Kenya owing to and despite the Chinese debt “aid”, Beijing is going to have a very hard time selling BRI projects to countries having slightest capacity to stand up on their own.

Japan wants to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to be 'free of military activities' after concerns over China's lease agreement emerge
India

Japan wants to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to be 'free of military activities' after concerns over China's lease agreement emerge

Japan has asked for the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka to be military-free after concerns of the facility being leased out to China arose

China's rise as global power 'fact of life', says ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar, asks India to act with 'stronger resolve'
India

China's rise as global power 'fact of life', says ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar, asks India to act with 'stronger resolve'

Stating that the rise in China's power globally is a "fact of life", former foreign secretary S Jaishankar on Friday asserted that India has to deal with the country with a "different mindset and a stronger resolve".

China's acquisition of Sri Lankan Hambantota port highlights 'debt trap' to gain influence around world, says report
World

China's acquisition of Sri Lankan Hambantota port highlights 'debt trap' to gain influence around world, says report

China's acquisition of the strategic Hambantota port from Sri Lanka has given it "control of a territory" just a few hundred miles off the shores of India, highlighting its "debt trap" and ambitious use of loans to gain influence around the world, a media report has said.

At JLF 2018, ex-foreign secy Shyam Saran says India should be concerned about China making 'inroads' in its neighbourbood
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At JLF 2018, ex-foreign secy Shyam Saran says India should be concerned about China making 'inroads' in its neighbourbood

India should be concerned about the “inroads” China is making in its neighbourhood, says foreign secretary Shyam Saran

Milind Deora column: India should not lose sight of long-term economic interests amid anti-China, anti-Pakistan jingoism
India

Milind Deora column: India should not lose sight of long-term economic interests amid anti-China, anti-Pakistan jingoism

Our general demeanour towards China has been one of steady disengagement, and we’re only hurting our country and the economy in the process, writes former Union minister Milind Deora.

Expect Sri Lanka to be 'mindful' of India's security concerns, says MEA, as Colombo hands Hambantota port over to China
India

Expect Sri Lanka to be 'mindful' of India's security concerns, says MEA, as Colombo hands Hambantota port over to China

India expects Sri Lanka to be mindful of its "security concerns and sensitivities" while reacting to it handing over the Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease last week.

Hope Sri Lanka will mind our security concerns, says India as Colombo formally hands over Hambantota port to China
India

Hope Sri Lanka will mind our security concerns, says India as Colombo formally hands over Hambantota port to China

India expects Sri Lanka to be mindful of its "security concerns and sensitivities", the external affairs ministry said on Thursday while reacting to the Sri Lankan government

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China on 99-year lease, opposition dubs it as a sell-out
World

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China on 99-year lease, opposition dubs it as a sell-out

Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, in a deal dubbed by the opposition as a sell-out

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China on 99-year lease
World

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China on 99-year lease

Sri Lanka received $300 million as the initial payment for the lease of the southern seaport of Hambantota, which the opposition had described as a sellout