Indian military even want to visit Sri Lanka to regain influence from China
China’s assistance to Sri Lanka not only in military terms, in economic development efforts is also a great side out. 7
India livemint website reported that the Indian Army Chief of Staff of the neighboring Sri Lanka to start three-day visit, which is the second Indian Navy chief of staff after a senior general to visit India, Sri Lanka. Indian media quoted experts as saying that India’s repeated visit to Sri Lanka’s military is to recapture lost territory from China, Sri Lanka, to gain influence.
reported, 6, VK Singh, Indian Army Chief of Staff, began the three-day visit to enhance bloody civil war in Sri Lanka, India and Sri Lanka during the cooling of defense cooperation. New Delhi, Singh’s visit is the government fear the outlying areas of China in India (including Sri Lanka and Myanmar), there is increasing the performance of one of this, the Indian Defense Minister Pradeep Kumar (Pradeep Kumar) and the Ministry of Foreign Minister Krishna (SMKrishna) had already visited Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo.
According to an Indian official said that during the visit, Singh first visited the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. In addition, he also met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Jayaratna (DMJayaratne), Foreign Minister Peiris (GLPeiris) and the Defense 古塔哈亚拉贾 Rajapakse (Gotabhaya Rajapakse).
addition to Colombo, the Manmohan Singh will also visit in Sri Lanka Vavuniya (Vavuniya) an important national defense agencies, in northern Sri Lanka visited India Aoman Tai (Omanthai) de-mining projects. Ao Mantai previously reported the headquarters of the LTTE, the organization leader Prabhakaran in May last year when the civil war killed.
reported that Singh will also visit in the eastern and central Sri Lanka, the military center, met with Sri Lankan Defence Command and Staff College students. In Singh’s visit to Sri Lanka, the Indian army headquarters in New Delhi has commented that: “Indian Army and the Government aims, with Sri Lanka to maintain close, cordial and cooperative relations.”
June Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse made a visit to India’s decision to restore bilateral defense relations, and the parties may conduct a defense dialogue with each year. India has been cautious with the defense relations between Sri Lanka, although sympathetic to the Indian Tamil Magne Zengyin within the Sri Lankan Tamils ??led to the conflict occurred between the two countries there is a close relationship between culture and language.
According to an Indian Army official said the resumption of cooperation between the two countries could focus on training officials in the main. Located in the eastern Indian city of Dehra Dun, India, Military Academy and National Defence College in Delhi has been training Sri Lankan officials. In addition, the two countries may also recover defense exercises. In addition, in Sri Lanka has just ended decades of civil war, India is from the north of Kashmir to Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and the northeast to carry out counter-insurgency operations, so the two sides will also counter-insurgency experience exchange. However, the Army official said: “The sale or hardware designed to allow defense has not been included in the plan.”
analysts said that India’s current show of good behavior in Sri Lanka there is a certain strategic level. Analysis of the Indian think tank Institute for Defense and China expert Das (RN Das) said: “In the past few years, we in Sri Lanka ‘territory’ occupied by China, this is because the Civil War domestic political causes.”
Das added: “When we reduce the contact time, the presence of Chinese places in Sri Lanka in the form of increased investment. Currently, we are by these senior officials access to regain lost ground.”
reported that China has just completed in Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka, a port construction, and in August this year handed over to the Sri Lankan authorities. Moreover, there are reports that China and Sri Lanka also on the port’s second phase of the project agreement.
although officials dismissed New Delhi, India is China’s “siege” of the argument, but the Indian military agencies have been paying attention, such as Myanmar (except outside Sri Lanka) between China and other neighboring countries and the deepening of the interaction.
There are reports that in August this year, China ships in Burma Myanmarese port visits for the first time, and the Indian military also said that China has been increasing in the field of infrastructure in Myanmar, the Chinese Navy strengthen the regional presence in the Indian Ocean.
At the same time, in August this year, the unstable relationship between China and India suffered blow after another: the Beijing government refused to allow a general visit to China from Kashmir. Government of China in New Delhi, India, Pakistan and China all claim sovereignty over its allies in parts of the behavior of troops expressed concern. (Compiled: Spring)