New Delhi: A research and survey ship from China is set to dock in southern Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run Hambantota Port on August 11. This has kept India on tenterhooks and it is closely monitoring the situation.
According to a top Sri Lankan official, Sri Lanka understands India’s concern as the ship is capable of monitoring military installations, but it’s a routine exercise, reported NDTV.
“Naval ships from India, China Russia, Japan and Malaysia from time to time have requested, and so we have granted permission to China. Only when there is a nuclear-capable ship coming our way we can deny access. This is not a nuclear-capable kind of ship,” the official was quoted as saying by NDTV.