China Tells India To Stay Off Its Indian Ocean 'Colony,' Sri Lanka

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China Tells India To Stay Off Its Indian Ocean 'Colony,' Sri Lanka
Feb 11, 2017 @ 03:28 PM




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  • telling India to stay off its own colony, Sri Lanka.

    That’s something investors in Southeast Asian markets should keep a wary eye on, as it opens yet another front between the two Asian giants, raising the geopolitical risk of investing in the region.

    Markets, for the time being, seem to be ignoring these risks.

    China’s And India’s Equities

    Index/Fund

    12-month Performance

    5-year Performance

    iShares India (INDY)

    27.95%

    16.56%

    IShares China (FXI)

    30.75

    -5.59

    Source: Finance.yahoo.com 2/10/17

    Sri Lanka’s colonization began back in 2007, when China supplied President Rajapaksaboth military and diplomatic support to crush the Tamil Tigers.Then came high profile construction projects and high interest loans that eventually were swapped for equity, transforming China into an owner of Sri Lanka’s major port— and a key outpost in the Indian Ocean for Beijing.

    That’s bad news for India, which is becoming encircled by China.

    “China’s growing involvement in sensitive ports so close to India’s shores fed New Delhi’s long-standing concerns about Chinese encirclement,” writes Jeff M. Smith in Foreign Affairs.

    For its part, China has repeatedly asserted that it doesn’t plan to use the port for military purposes, this assertion coming as recently as last week.

    But history proves otherwise. In the past three years, Chinese submarines have begun suddenly and repeatedly showing up in the Chinese-operated South Container Terminal in the port of Colombo.

    And that’s in spite of India’s high profile protests.

    “For India, the sudden appearance of a Chinese submarine in Sri Lanka was too much to bear,” continues Smith.“Seventy percent of Colombo’s transshipment traffic comes from India, and New Delhi has long been concerned over China’s efforts to expand its presence in the island nation.”

    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rajapaksa a few weeks later, he reminded him that Colombo ‘was obliged to inform its neighbors about such port calls under a maritime pact.’ But the same submarine surfaced again in November 2014, catching New Delhi by surprise once more.

    Apparently, what China says it plans to do with its colony and what it actually intends to do are two different things. And India must either devise a plan to contain China or be prepared to put up with it.
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We have only 3 enemy. Bangladeshi, Chinese and Porks
Chinese are superior to us in almost everything than us...............................

Need to grow fast,strike far,strike hard,strike sure
 

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Chinese are superior to us in almost everything than us...............................

Need to grow fast,strike far,strike hard,strike sure
They stole a march on us in matter of 30 years. We can very will turn the table in next 20.
 

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“For India, the sudden appearance of a Chinese submarine in Sri Lanka was too much to bear,” continues Smith.“Seventy percent of Colombo’s transshipment traffic comes from India, and New Delhi has long been concerned over China’s efforts to expand its presence in the island nation.”
This is because our ports are not deep enough to receive the big freight ships. So our cargo has to be unloaded at the Sri Lankan ports and then shipped to India in smaller ships. This is true for export as well.

We are currently developing Vizhinzjam port in Kerala to bypass this issue. Vizhinzjam has a natural deep harbour that maintains its depth 365 days a year in any tide conditions. But we would need to develop more ports like this as back up in case of disasters / war.

Southern India is increasingly becoming vulnerable to hostile nations in recent years. Any nation (that controls the sea) can land a force and secure a beachhead in South India, due to its triangular geography, without exposing its flanks. We need to augment our forces in Andaman with another tri-service command in the south.
 

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we need to leverage trump to do some things in north korea area japan and SCS force ccpchina to deploy heavy resources in those areas then if we have any gutsy PM we shd take areas in our region
 

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we need to leverage trump to do some things in north korea area japan and SCS force ccpchina to deploy heavy resources in those areas then if we have any gutsy PM we shd take areas in our region

May be easy way out is to tell Sri Lankans we will fcuk you, if our national security is at risk. We dont mind invading you for starters. May be time for first lines of peace to be delivered to srilankans. If china provokes us.

If u harbour our enymies, we will be ur conquerer.
 

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E="roma, post: 1267814, member: 706"]we need to leverage trump to do some things in north korea area japan and SCS force ccpchina to deploy heavy resources in those areas then if we have any gutsy PM we shd take areas in our region[/QUOTE]
Trump noob recently affirmed chinnese about "one china policy". Lets see what happens next.
 

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we need to leverage trump to do some things in north korea area japan and SCS force ccpchina to deploy heavy resources in those areas then if we have any gutsy PM we shd take areas in our region
Americans are fool. They spend some 14 TR USD in war. Had they even spend just 10% of that very smartly, they had a great influence all over the world. They could not play their card smartly and let chinese extend its influence in Asia and Africa. Now modi has come and he is playing his card but Indian has a big constrain in term of its resources. India and US must work togather to wipe out chinese influence from whole world. It will be INDIAN brain and US money combo to counter china.
 

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May be easy way out is to tell Sri Lankans we will fcuk you, if our national security is at risk. We dont mind invading you for starters. May be time for first lines of peace to be delivered to srilankans. If china provokes us.

If u harbour our enymies, we will be ur conquerer.
Its not that simple to do a invasion even if India has the capability.. First of all India is responsible power in world bound by UN laws.. I think Srilanka under sirisena is more pro-India than pro-china. We just need to play our cards right.. and upgrade our technology for good to detect Chinese submarines.

and we have Chinese neighbors to play with china's own game which can annoy them.. so sometimes a mental diplomatic game is more result oriented than war games,when ur enemy is outnumbering you in terms of military..
 

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Place a naval blockade on Sri Lanka for a few days. That will teach them a lesson.
 

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Place a naval blockade on Sri Lanka for a few days. That will teach them a lesson.
This will be counterproductive for sure, besides i am totally against bullying our weaker neighbour we cannot do what chi ese commie **** usually do it will make us no better than them
 

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This will be counterproductive for sure, besides i am totally against bullying our weaker neighbour we cannot do what chi ese commie **** usually do it will make us no better than them
To protect our national interests, we have to do it. If we take everything for granted, all hell will break lose on us just like 1962.
 

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To protect our national interests, we have to do it. If we take everything for granted, all hell will break lose on us just like 1962.
Last time we toppled rajpaksas govt and that worked absolutely fine and as far as naval blockade is concerned we should take such extreme actions against china and paki and not against weak countries as sl
 

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Last time we toppled rajpaksas govt and that worked absolutely fine and as far as naval blockade is concerned we should take such extreme actions against china and paki and not against weak countries as sl
Against china? How exactly do you think that's gonna work?
 

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