There was a time when India always held Sri Lanka in its grip. Then everything turned upside down. As a result, China has easily entered Sri Lanka and India is now facing a big threat.
The United States research agency recently warned that China is going to build a huge naval base at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port. One of its warnings is that Sri Lanka's Hambantota port is going to be a huge threat to India.
Despite the massive financial assistance provided by the Indian government to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government continues to give priority to China. This has caused great dissatisfaction to the Government of India. Another dissatisfaction is that the Sri Lankan government, which signs agreements with India for various projects, is not keen on implementing them.
Against this backdrop, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Sri Lanka later this week. Rajnath Singh is on a 2-day visit to Sri Lanka to discuss the construction of an oil pipeline between India and Sri Lanka. He will also discuss the construction of a bridge between India and Sri Lanka.
The agreement was signed during Ranil Wickremesinghe's recent visit to India for the development of Trincomalee, the homeland of the Sri Lankan Tamils. Rajnath Singh is also going to examine the status of that agreement.
While Union Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Sri Lanka, China has sent a huge survey ship (spy ship) named Shi Yan &-6 to Sri Lanka. President Ranil has approved the entry of this research vessel in the name of hydrological survey into Sri Lanka. China has already sent spy ships and submarines to Sri Lanka to monitor India. Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe's permission to enter China's spy ship while Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is currently on a trip has caused India great displeasure.
There was an economic crisis in Sri Lanka to the point of abdicating and fleeing. After receiving massive financial aid from India, normalcy is now back there. President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the reason for this is India.
But now India's disgruntled by the welcome to the Chinese spy ship which reveals the double stand of the Sri Lankan government!