China to deploy ballistic missile-satellite-tracking ship in Indian Ocean with India’s concern
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi China has been angry with America since the Taiwan visit and since then China is engaged in besieging Taiwan. A Chinese ship capable of tracking ballistic missiles and satellites on its way to a port in Sri Lanka has raised security concerns in India. This move of China will also worry India because if this ship is stationed in any part of the Indian Ocean, then it can monitor India’s missile tests from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. yuan wang shipIt is expected to reach Hambantota port on August 11 or 12. The ship tracks satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles. It has 400 crew members and is equipped with a large parabolic tracking antenna and various sensors.
By monitoring Indian ballistic missile tests, China can get information about the performance of Indian missiles and their precise range. The Sri Lankan government told news channel NDTV that they would allow the ship to dock as it is a non-nuclear vessel. But he is aware of India’s concerns. “China has informed us that they are sending their vessel for surveillance and navigation in the Indian Ocean,” said Col Nalin Herath, media spokesman for Sri Lanka’s Defense Ministry.
Indian government sources said they were monitoring the ship’s movements. India has made it clear that it will closely monitor any impact on its security and economic interests and will take all necessary steps to ensure their safety. The ship is controlled by China’s National Space Administration but has very important military applications. Let us tell you that China also fired 11 missiles towards Taiwan and 5 of them fell in Japan. Japan has strongly opposed this move of China.
India suspects the growing influence of China in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is heavily indebted to China for infrastructure projects, including the $1.4 billion Hambantota port. So Sri Lanka would have given such permission under pressure from China.