China Spy Ship: China’s superpowerful spy ship going to Sri Lanka changed course, effect of India’s warning?
This Chinese military research ship can also track ballistic missiles. The ship is currently heading for Hambantota off the coast of Indonesia. This Chinese ship of about 23 thousand tonnes is to reach Hambantota on Thursday. Earlier, on the request of the Government of India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka had asked the Chinese government to postpone the voyage of this ship till further consultations. China was infuriated against India and said that third parties should not obstruct normal exchanges with Sri Lanka.
This spy ship operated by China’s army PLA
India is constantly pressurizing the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the Chinese ship, which is currently present in the Indian Ocean. The Chinese embassy has told Sri Lanka that it will have to consult Beijing before responding. This Chinese ship has 400 crew members. It has many powerful antennas and sensors. India fears that China may spy on Indian installations in southern India. Not only this, China can also monitor the missile test to be done off the coast of Odisha.
China can detect the exact range of Indian missiles. China had taken control of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port for 99 years for non-payment of debt. The US Defense Ministry Pentagon believes that China’s Yuan Wang ship is operated by the Strategic Support Force of China’s military PLA. This Chinese ship was approved by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a day before fleeing the country. He hoped that China would help him with this.