Sri Lanka welcomed the Indian Navy submarine INS Karanj after shutting its ports to Chinese submarine and research vessel. The Sri Lankan Navy accorded INS Karanj a ceremonial welcome on its arrival at the Colombo port. It marks a diplomatic win for India amid a tiff over China’s maritime movement in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
The Indian Submarine was sent to one of Lanka’s main ports to convey a message to Beijing and Male as Chinese spy ship Xiang Yang Hong 3 continued to sail towards the Maldives. The move was aimed at highlighting India’s role as the primary security provider in the IOR.
Source: Hindustan Times