A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

Beijing, March 17 (Global Times) : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a sweeping electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most-populous state, as well as garnering vigorous support in several other major state elections. It has not only increased Modi's chance to win in India's 2019 general elections, some even predict he...

Sri Lanka in the midst of a flurry of big power naval activity

Sri Lanka in the midst of a flurry of big power naval activity

Special Correspondent Colombo, March 16 (www.southasianmonitor.com): Following the construction of a full-fledged port in Hambantota, and a container terminal in Colombo, to be part of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) global project, world powers are converging on Sri Lanka to ensure that China, the rising behemoth, does not get exclusive rights to use the island’s strategic advantages. Exploiting ...

US navy moves quickly to stem China’s monopoly over Hambantota port

US navy moves quickly to stem China’s monopoly over Hambantota port

By Special Correspondent/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, March 8: The US navy’s move to quickly establish its presence in the controversy-ridden Chinese-built Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka, in collaboration with allies Japan and Australia, stems from the West’s anxiety over China’s current and potential moves in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. The US Pacific Fleet on Monday started conducting a...

US Navy establishes presence in Hambantota port beating China to it

US Navy establishes presence in Hambantota port beating China to it

Colombo, March 6: The US Pacific Fleet symbolically moved into the strategically located Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka on Monday, beating China in the race to establish great power presence in the port and the region. The US embassy here announced on Monday, that the Pacific Fleet’s transport ship USNS Fall River will be on a Pacific Partnership goodwill...

Bangladesh for defense deals with both India and China

Bangladesh for defense deals with both India and China

Dhaka, March 5 (Dhaka Tribune): In the run up to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in April, the country is pondering arms deals with both India and China. The two world superpowers have long been competing for superiority in the Asian region, with coastal Bangladesh a key factor in determining who rules the South Asian seas. As...

Standing eye ball to eye ball with China won’t take India very far

Standing eye ball to eye ball with China won’t take India very far

By Sreemoy Taludar/First Post As the Indian delegation led by Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar, co-chair of the upgraded dialogue, emerged from the meeting on Wednesday after hectic parleys with China's Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and his team, it was evident that both sides have not budged even an inch from their stands. In fact, what struck one was the combative...

China fears India may outstrip it in commercial launching of satellites

China fears India may outstrip it in commercial launching of satellites

Beijing, February 20 (The Hindu): China is clinically analysing the successful and cost-effective launch of 104 satellites in one go by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as well as the outcome of the Aero-India show, with some media reports acknowledging that New Delhi may out-compete Beijing in the commercial space-launch business. An op-ed in the Global Times on Monday highlighted that...

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