Lanka needs support, not ‘unwanted pressure’ to serve other country’s agenda, says India as it slams China over ‘spy ship’ issue – India Times Hindi News

Hitting out at China for its remarks on India’s objection to docking its high-tech ship in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, New Delhi, on Saturday strongly asked Beijing to call Colombo to serve “aided, unsolicited pressure or unnecessary controversy”. other country’s agenda

“We have taken note of the remarks of the Chinese ambassador. His violation of basic diplomatic etiquette may be a personal trait or reflect a larger national attitude,” the High Commission said. India Tweeted in Sri Lanka.

It said Chinese envoy Qi Zhenhong’s view of India may be colored by his own country’s behavior. “We assure them that India is very different,” said the Indian mission here.

The ambassador’s allegation on a geopolitical context for the visit of an alleged scientific research vessel is a giveaway, the mission said, adding that “opacity and debt-driven agendas are now a major challenge, especially for smaller countries. The developments are a caution”. was.

In a veiled attack on India, China on Friday said that the “external obstruction” based on so-called security concerns without any evidence is “totally interfering” with Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and independence. In a statement alluding to India’s objection to the docking of a Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ at the Hambantota port, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi said that China was happy that the matter was dealt with and Beijing and Colombo jointly defend each other’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Without naming India, the statement said that the so-called external obstruction based on security concerns but without evidence of certain forces is in fact a total interference with the sovereignty and independence of Sri Lanka. India had rejected China’s “objection” that New Delhi had pressured Colombo against a visit by a Chinese research vessel to the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota, but said it would take a decision based on its own security concerns.

“We reject the objections in the statement about India. Sri Lanka is a sovereign country and takes its own independent decisions,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing in New Delhi on August 12. He said that Sri Lanka as a sovereign country makes its own independent decisions and noted that India would make its own decisions on its security concerns based on the current situation in the region, particularly in the border areas, which are known as the Eastern Ladakh Line with China. seen as an indirect reference to

The hi-tech ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ was originally scheduled to arrive at the Chinese-run port on August 11, but was delayed due to lack of permission by Sri Lankan authorities following security concerns raised by India. The Chinese ship reached the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on 16 August. It was docked there for refilling.

Sri Lanka allowed the vessel access to the port from 16 to 22 August on the condition that it would keep the Automatic Identification System (AIS) within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Sri Lanka operational and that no scientific research would be conducted in Sri Lanka. Water. There were apprehensions in New Delhi that tracking systems of Chinese ships were trying to spy on Indian defense installations en route to the Sri Lankan port.

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