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A Chinese ship arrived at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port on Tuesday morning despite security concerns raised by India that it could spy on New Delhi’s military installations, AFP reported.

International shipping and analytics websites describe the Yuan Wang 5 as a research and survey vessel, but Indian media reports claim that it is a dual-use spy ship.

The ship was initially due to arrive at the Chinese-built and leased Hambantota port on August 11, but Sri Lanka had asked Beijing to defer the visit. However, on August 13, Sri Lanka granted permission for the vessel to dock at the island from August 16 to August 22.

On Tuesday, Hambantota port officials said that the ship was allowed to visit the island on the condition that it will not carry out any research while in Sri Lankan waters, according to AFP.

While New Delhi did not express its objections on the matter publicly, the foreign ministry on July 28 had said the “government carefully monitors any development having a bearing on India’s security and economic interests”.

On August 8, without naming India, China had said that…

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Abdul Gh Lone