Chinese Destroyer Lanzhou Arrives in Sri Lanka

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    2010-12-08 (China Military News cited from Xinhua) -- Chinese missile destroyer Lanzhou arrived at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on Tuesday for a five-day visit in the South Asian island country.

    The destroyer Lanzhou, just ending a five-month escort task in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters, would attend the celebrations for the Sri Lankan navy's 60th anniversary, which falls on Thursday.

    Warships from India, pakistan and Russia also arrived at the Colombo port Tuesday to attend the anniversary celebrations.

    In the following days, various activities will be held to mark the anniversary.

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    Sri Lanka formed its own navy on Dec. 9, 1950, two years after its independence from Britain.

    Its role in defeating the Tamil Tigers' separatist campaign was crucial. The navy destroyed as many as 10 supply ships of the rebels in the mid seas, cutting off their supply life lines.

    In future, the navy is to acquire more fast attack craft as its role shifts to protecting the island's exclusive economic zone following the end of the conflict with the Tamil Tiger rebels, navy chief Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe said.

    "We are acquiring six fast attack craft, four craft have already been delivered and we're getting the other two in January, " said Samarasinghe.



    http://www.china-defense-mashup.com/?p=9184
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Rather impressive naval vessel NBC ready.
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Slowly but surely the chinese will gulp down SL. Wake up south block.
     
  5. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    so much for the lies by the Chinese that the ports are for economic purposes, one day a chinese nuclear submarine will also come.
     
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  6. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    India must have known about the impending arrival of a Chinese ship on this celebration
    It is not as if we have been caught unaware
    Sri Lanka must have told us who is " expected"

    I wish even a PAkistani naval ship would have come

    Let them come .The moment Chinese naval ships enter our Exclusive zone after crossing the Malacca straits they are known to our Navy and coast gaurd

    What is there to be afraid.
    The Chinese HAVE already made their intentions clear As the Chinese navy grows in size many Chinese vessels would be seen in the Indian Ocean
     
  7. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    It's just a visit in which IN, RuN, and PN are also visiting. No big deal.
     
  8. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Tarun SL is moving too close to China for our comfort. Rajakapse is going to make india pay for not supporting him during the war.
     
  9. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Rajapakse and sri lanka does not have the privelege of pissing us.They learned it in 1982 itself.It was India which have greatest support to Rajapakse by not entertaining Prabhakaran.Rajapakse knows that extremely well and he also knows what would happen if centre gives TN a green signal
     
  10. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    In peaceful time, India's navy is not useful to cut the economy ties between SL and CHina.

    So, unless India-SL economy ties could provide SL more benefit , SL would inevitablely move more closer to richer CHina.

    here ,money talks while SL-CHina economy ties can bring more money to SL than SL-India economy ties.
     
  11. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Security is more important and Badguy you have zero nadda,zilch about Sri Lanka.More than money ,nuisance talks better.Sri Lanka won't be daring to piss India what is the shortest distance between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu??

    Figure it out
     
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    BG let me tell you what china is doing for SL. It is taking contracts in SL with the following offer.
    1. It finances the entire project.
    2. It brings its entire free of cost labor, its political prisoners. They just have to provide them with food. They are made to slog like donkeys.
    3. All material comes from China.

    All this has led to the local people not getting any job or business opportunities in their country's own projects. A lot of sri Lankan are pissed with this but can't do anything about it. Unfortunately only point no 1 is considered by the short sighted govt there which may well back fire one day.

    This same policy is followed by china in africa too.
     
  13. badguy2000

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    lol..who tell you the worker are prisoners?? CNN ? haha.:happy_2:

    if working outside China, Chinese peasant workers can earn 2 or 3 times more than the one in CHina.:happy_2
    :

    Of course, Chinese worker are quite disciplined and hard-working. lots of lazy guys take it granted that other guys should be as lazy as them and only prisoners can be as hard-working as CHinese workers...and that is why the country full of lay guys would be surpassed by China.
     
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    I was in SL and interested with them and giving you first hand account BG.
     
  15. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    You are right that the Chinese worker works real hard overseas.

    I have seen them doing so personally in Singapore.

    The reason why they do so is that they don't want to return to China, because life is hard, life is monitored constantly and the pay is a pittance and they would have to work harder than they do overseas!

    Overseas to the Chinese worker is Paradise!
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    In so far as the Chinese naval vessel participating in a celebration, it is in order. There, overtly, does not appear to be anything sinister. It is merely a ceremonial exercise.

    In so far as Chinese products and industries proliferating in foreign lands, this will happen. Chinese products are cheap. Chinese industries operate and come cheap. Therefore, all nations will look for more bang for the buck.

    It maybe a different kettle of fish that Chinese products are shoddy. However, the price has a psychological effect to mesmerise the customer!

    All customers are not discerning!
     
  17. Rage

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    This is pacific belligerence at it's best.

    The Indian Navy had better be aware.

    'Political prisoners' or the like, no matter. India has to seek ways of competing in Sri Lanka that leverage its own strengths and its interests.
     
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    Simple solution, complete the dredging of Ram Sethu. Sri Lanka becomes irrelevant as a "pearl" in China's "string"
     
  19. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    ^^^
    @ lurker

    Please explain how it helps You mean that right now that old Sand and mud bridge is a security threat
     
  20. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Sri Lanka is well aware of the importance that the Tamils of Northern and East Sri Lanka plays in the geostrategic matrix of the island nation.

    They understand India's importance in the well being of Sri Lanka.

    The Indian Govt is building the devastated northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. Our railways is also helping the effort.
     
  21. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    I believe that Sri lanka is completely aware of our concerns and will not go against India .

    In the 80s When the cold war was at its peak and the LTTE problem was huge then US too was interested in a naval out post in SL

    SL has not done anything like getting Pak and Chinese personnel on its land to fight LTTE . Only some arms were taken by SL
     

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