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Chinese Navy Ship Docks in Sri Lanka, Stokes Worry in India
August 17, 2022

Chinese Navy Ship Docks in Sri Lanka, Stokes Worry in India

By Eranga Jayawardena
Sri Lanka has referred to the Yuan Wang 5 as a "scientific research ship," but India apprehends that the vessel could be used to surveil the region.

Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Up
February 18, 2021

Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Up

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The lack of a well-defined maritime boundary, along with heightened surveillance, is compounding India-Sri Lanka tensions.
Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations
February 03, 2021

Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations

By Abhijnan Rej
The Rajapaksa government’s decision to renege on a 2019 agreement that also involved Japan comes at a time when New Delhi seeks to up its neighborhood game.

2 Trips by South Asian Foreign Ministers: Between Home and Abroad
January 06, 2021

2 Trips by South Asian Foreign Ministers: Between Home and Abroad

By Abhijnan Rej
In South Asia, domestic politics often interfaces with geopolitics, presenting unexpected challenges for regional powers, big and small.

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise
October 21, 2020

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise

By Abhijnan Rej
The latest iteration comes amid Indian concerns around Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean – and China’s foothold in Sri Lanka.

Modi and Rajapaksa Meet Virtually Amid Sustained Complications in India-Sri Lanka Ties
September 29, 2020

Modi and Rajapaksa Meet Virtually Amid Sustained Complications in India-Sri Lanka Ties

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Rajapaksa brothers have the better hand in the bilateral relationship.
Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?
February 13, 2020

Beyond Rajapaksa’s Visit, Are India and Sri Lanka Really on the Same Page?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
While the trip offered a chance to build on cooperation, it also reinforced existing differences between the two countries.

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