Sri Lankan port workers hold a Chinese national flag as they welcome the Yuan Wang 5 to Hambantota on August 16.   Photo: AP
Sri Lankan port workers hold a Chinese national flag as they welcome the Yuan Wang 5 to Hambantota on August 16. Photo: AP

‘Taiwan Strait militarisation’ marks a first for India as Chinese ‘spy ship’ row festers

  • Indian mission in Colombo makes rare mention of Taiwan amid spat with Beijing over docking of Yuan Wang 5 at Chinese-run Hambantota port
  • Port call may make India draw a harder line, to prevent Sri Lanka from potentially hosting Chinese military vessels as Pakistan has been doing, analyst says

Sri Lankan port workers hold a Chinese national flag as they welcome the Yuan Wang 5 to Hambantota on August 16.   Photo: AP
Sri Lankan port workers hold a Chinese national flag as they welcome the Yuan Wang 5 to Hambantota on August 16. Photo: AP
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