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With An Eye On The Indian Ocean, China Planning Radar Base In Sri Lanka

Story Highlights
  • Sri Lanka is still skeptical of what China wants to do in the region, but it feels weak because China owes the country a lot of money.
  • Sri Lanka's southernmost point is where Dondra Bay is. It is an important part of the past of Sri Lanka.

China wants to build a spy base in Sri Lanka so that it can keep an eye on India’s activities in the Indian Ocean area. The radar base’s main job will be to keep an eye on the Indian Navy. It will also try to figure out what India’s strategic assets in South India are.

Also, the planned radar will be able to keep track of what the US military is doing at its Diego Garcia military base. The Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Aerospace Information Research could be in charge of this project in the woods of Dondra Bay, Sri Lanka.

If the proposed radar is put in place, it will hurt India’s strategic interests in the area and put Indian military installations in danger because they will be in the radar’s range, according to the story, which cited people who know about the situation.

The radar should be able to see all of India, including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. People are worried that the monitor won’t be able to keep track of what’s going on at the Kudankulam and Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Plants.

Sri Lanka is still skeptical of what China wants to do in the region, but it feels weak because China owes the country a lot of money. Sri Lanka’s southernmost point is where Dondra Bay is. It is an important part of the past of Sri Lanka.

China has signed a 99-year deal for the port of Hambantota. Last year, a PLA ship went to the port, which made people in the Indian defense system look twice. Since then, the Indian government has been keeping a close eye on the area, the story said.

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