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Sri Lanka Asks China to Postpone Research Ship’s Port Call
August 10, 2022

Sri Lanka Asks China to Postpone Research Ship’s Port Call

By Krishan Francis
India had objected to the Yuan Wang 5’s scheduled visit to the Chinese-owned port of Hambantota.

Will India Try Again for a Military Base in Seychelles?
July 26, 2022

Will India Try Again for a Military Base in Seychelles?

By Dennis Hardy
India’s previous efforts to secure a base on Assumption Island were rebuffed. As China gains ground, will New Delhi make another offer?
Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?
February 01, 2022

Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?

By Uditha Devapriya
Simplistic narratives fail to account for the complexities that have defined foreign policy in Sri Lanka since its independence.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.

Malabar 2021 and Beyond: India’s Naval Pushback Against China
September 09, 2021

Malabar 2021 and Beyond: India’s Naval Pushback Against China

By Sreeram Chaulia
Maritime diplomacy is the key to India’s more muscular China strategy.

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?
August 19, 2021

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s sees subregional engagement, like the expanding Colombo Security Conclave, as critical for securing its strategic interests.

India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension
July 12, 2019

India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension

By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury
How the India-China competition for influence in Sri Lanka plays out in the security realm.
Trouble in Paradise: How India Can Respond to the Crisis in the Maldives
February 07, 2018

Trouble in Paradise: How India Can Respond to the Crisis in the Maldives

By Harsh V. Pant
How should India respond to Abdulla Yameen's blatant disregard for democratic principles?

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