Category: India

CCP Official Confirms Its ‘Spy Ship’ Has Docked at Sri Lanka’s Port

An official from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) foreign ministry on Tuesday confirmed that the regime’s satellite-tracking vessel has docked at Sri Lanka’s port for replenishment, following a delay caused by India’s resistance over security concerns. The research vessel, Yuan Wang 5, arrived at the Hambantota port on Tuesday morning and will remain there for…


CCP Confirms Its ‘Spy Ship’ Has Docked at Sri Lanka’s Port, After Objections From India

An official from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) foreign ministry on Tuesday confirmed that the regime’s satellite-tracking vessel has docked at Sri Lanka’s port for replenishment, following a delay after India objected to the ship’s arrival, citing security concerns. The research vessel, Yuan Wang 5, arrived at the Hambantota port on Tuesday morning and will…


Chinese ‘Spy Ship’ Arrives at Sri Lankan Port, Subject to Certain Conditions

A Chinese satellite-tracking vessel reportedly arrived at Sri Lanka’s  Hambantota port on Tuesday, according to a local news agency, after receiving approval from the island nation’s government to dock at the port under certain conditions. The Chinese vessel, Yuan Wang 5, was initially scheduled to dock in the port from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 for…


India Criticizes China for Blocking UN Sanctions on Terrorist

NEW DELHI—India on Friday criticized the Chinese regime’s decision to block the imposition of U.N. sanctions sought by it and the United States against the deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based extremist group designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organization. “It is unfortunate that when it comes to our collective battle against terrorism…


Canada Urged to Strengthen Ties With India, Improve Indo-Pacific Standing

News Analysis The Indo-Pacific is of growing consequence for the democratic free world, but a damning conclusion from pundits is that Canada has neglected the region and become less well-regarded by its countries. In particular, business leaders and foreign policy experts urge Canada to do more to strengthen ties with India, a major player there,…


Chinese Embassy Calls for Urgent Meeting With Sri Lanka After Vessel Entry Withdrawn: Report

The Chinese Embassy has reportedly called for an urgent meeting with Sri Lanka’s government after Colombo requested that the planned visit of a Chinese vessel be postponed following India voicing security concerns. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry wrote to the Chinese Embassy on Aug. 5 requesting that China defer the arrival of its space and satellite tracking…


India Raises Interest Rate to 5.4 Percent, in 3rd Hike Since May

NEW DELHI—India’s central bank on Friday raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 5.4 percent in its third such hike since May as it focuses on containing inflation. Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das projected inflation at 6.7 percent in this financial year. June was the sixth consecutive month with inflation…


India Will Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ Against Chinese Vessel Bound for Sri Lanka: Official

India is on high alert over a Chinese ship en route to Sri Lanka’s Hambantota International Port, but Sri Lanka has claimed that the vessel will only be stopping for refueling. Sri Lanka granted clearance to the Chinese vessel weeks before newly-appointed President Ranil Wickremesinghe took office, according to The Sunday Times of Sri Lanka….


India Inks 6 Agreements With Maldives, Offers New $100 Million Credit Line

India inked six agreements with the Maldives on Tuesday to expand bilateral cooperation and offered an additional $100 million line of credit to support development projects in the island nation. The six pacts signed in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will boost their cooperation in capacity…


Lightning Kills Nearly 50 This Week in India’s Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW, India—Seven people, mostly farmers, were killed by lightning in a village in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, police said Thursday, bringing the death toll by lightning to 49 people in the state this week. The farmers had taken shelter under trees during a drenching monsoon rain when they were struck by lightning Tuesday and…