India accused the PRC of militarization of the Taiwan Strait due to the mooring of a ship off Sri Lankindia accused the PRC of militarization of the Taiwan Strait due to the mooring of a Chinese warship in the port of Sri Lanka.
This is reported by The Guardian with reference to the statement of the Indian mission in the country.
The accusations against Beijing followed attacks by the Chinese embassy, which reproached New Delhi for trying to interfere in Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.
The military research vessel Yuan Wang 5 entered the disputed port of Hambantota on August 16. According to the publication, the vessel belongs to the type of ships that track the launches of missiles, satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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Against this background, the Chinese embassy accused India of intending to interfere in Sri Lanka’s sovereignty under the pretext of threatening national security.
Earlier, the Sri Lankan authorities allowed a Chinese Naval vessel to enter the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota. We are talking about the Yuan Wang 5 ship, which is described, among other things, as a research vessel, however, according to some reports, it is a dual-purpose vessel and is used to track satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles. The country’s government made this decision despite India’s fears that a Chinese ship could spy on New Delhi’s military facilities.