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
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
India's muddled South Asia policy: Latest Pakistan saga is symptom of New Delhi's lack of long-term strategy
An understanding of how India is (correctly or incorrectly) viewed by its neighbours, tempered with an acceptance of how the neighbourhood views China is imperative in the formation of a pragmatic foreign policy for the region
Xi Jinping and China's growing ambition requires India to quickly re-examine its neighbourhood policies
The recent past witnessed three disparate events that raised the same question: How well-prepared is India to meet the threat from China, its northern neighbour?
Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen near Katchatheevu, seizes boats for fishing close to island nation
At least 16 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their four fishing trawlers seized for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka's territorial waters near Katchatheevu islet
Sri Lanka has rejected China's request to dock a submarine in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi landed in the island nation for a two-day visit
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Friday, the first day of her two-day visit to this island nation
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure the release of nine Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy on 30 January
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s just-concluded India visit — before he had completed his first month in office — could help in keeping the Chinese dragon’s influence in the island nation under check.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said global confidence in India has been restored and the world's engagement with the country is at a "new level" during his Sri Lanka visit.
Early signals indicate that Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s new President, is pursuing an India first policy, and this is a major set back for China.
No sooner than the chief minister of the northern province of Sri Lanka refused to join Mahinda Rajapaksa for the swearing in ceremony of prime minister Narendra Modi, one of the senior most leaders of the Sri Lankan Tamils, R Sampanthan, has asked for a meeting with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
Referring to the latest incident, Jayalalithaa said that fishermen in 45 boats fishing near Katchatheevu on 26 June were harassed by Sri Lankan Navy personnel.
He said India should prevail upon the UN and other international fora for carving out such a state.
The cases of harassment of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy personnel keep mounting despite the treaty terms of 1974.