Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 10 Jul 2018 21:36

pankajs wrote:^
I am highly skeptical about "this" checkmate.


The SLs moving their naval southern command to the hambantota port is an interesting development. It means that the SLs are moving to contain the damage caused by the previous regime and it will leave the hans unhappy to have SL naval ships positioned permanently in the port and openly watching their every move.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby vinod » 10 Jul 2018 21:50

Why didn't the Chinese take the airport when it was offered to them????

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Supratik » 10 Jul 2018 22:03

Both India and China now have one lemon each in their hand. It is geo-strategic rather than economic viability. Perhaps SL new govt wanted to balance it out. But there may be more lemons as SL still has other massive Chinese debts.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby chetak » 10 Jul 2018 22:18

vinod wrote:Why didn't the Chinese take the airport when it was offered to them????


Haven't they got many thousands of acres in the port area free??

They can easily build themselves an airport right there if needed.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby vinod » 11 Jul 2018 14:00

chetak wrote:
vinod wrote:Why didn't the Chinese take the airport when it was offered to them????


Haven't they got many thousands of acres in the port area free??

They can easily build themselves an airport right there if needed.


I don't know about the contract details, but I doubt they can build an airport just like that without SL's consent. I was thinking of probably a simpler explanation; China was probably holding out to extract more favourable terms from SL but India was offered and took it up. Just speculating....

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby Philip » 11 Jul 2018 14:39

The Chins are more interested in acquiring vast acres of land and a port that can sustain their warships and subs.It would be hugely provocative if SL were to allow a Chin. mil. base on its soil.There would be a huge outcry within SL itself.The ambiguity of the deal has forced the GOSL to move its navy into HTota from Galle even though its CG base at Kirinda is close by,just next door.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby nam » 11 Jul 2018 15:23

The chinese must be taking over the port to make a logistics hub. PLAN vessels may not be allowed to berth, however nothing preventing support vessels from berthing and loading up supplies for PLAN vessels waiting in the international waters.

Like they have their hotel ship trailing their carriers, they will have large "civilian" vessels loading up at the port and "exporting" to the PLAN vessels in IOR.

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Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Postby krisna » 11 Jul 2018 15:47

At present time, china does not have the capability to do any mischief far away from their mainland. Yes they may develop in future with their growing economy and military might. But the same time span will also help to grow stronger in similar terms. So it is easier for India being nearer SL than china.

However it all hinges on Indian growth.
meanwhile SL should also grow its economy and do what it can.


sometimes wonder if any SL guy :D sometime in near future wins elections and scrap the deal with china- what will happen then??
Will china wage a war against SL!! :oops:

This can be a low cost options for some esp SL who are in debt trap. :P


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