China in Palk Strait

News Today 14.09.2021

Unable to make any incursion across the Line of Actual Control in the north where India’s military might is on full display, China has turned its attention to coastal Tamil Nadu in the south, using Sri Lanka as its launching pad. Earlier this year, a Chinese company won a contract to establish hybrid wind and solar energy projects in Delft, Nainativu and Analativu islets in the Palk Strait off the Jaffna Peninsula. The Chinese are also eyeing Kachchativu, an integral part of the erstwhile Ramanathapuram zamindari which former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974 without the approval of Parliament, as required by Indian Constitution. (Read More)


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