Sri Lanka has refused a Chinese submarine docking in. About it reports Reuters, citing senior sources in the Sri Lankan leadership.
As explained officials, the decision was caused by unwillingness to spoil relations with India and Prime Minister Narendra modi, who arrived on the island on Thursday, may 11, a two-day official visit. Sources close to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo confirmed that Beijing has sent the corresponding request, but said that the answer is still not forthcoming.
The last time a Chinese submarine has dokopalis at the port of Colombo in October 2014. This caused a sharp reaction from new Delhi, is concerned about the increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka.
In recent years, China has significantly expanded its business presence on the island, highlighting investment in the construction of airports, roads, Railways and ports. In addition, negotiations are underway to lease to China, 80 percent of the port Hambantota, this deal is still on hold due to protests by trade unions.