Hambantota port Current Affairs - 2020

India First Policy of Sri Lanka

The Foreign Secretary Jayanth Colmbage of Sri Lanka recently shared about Sri Lanka’s interests towards India Fist Policy. Highlights The Strategic Security Policy of Sri Lanka will have “India First” approach. This will change its Geo-political situations with China. China is trying to exercise dominance over the island nation for its strategic location in the Read More…

India begins Trans Shipments to North East through Chittagong port of Bangladesh

On July 21, 2020, India began its trial trans-shipment of goods from India to the North East through the Chittagong port of Bangladesh. Background India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to transit goods to north east via ports of Bangladesh. Indian transshipment goods will enjoy a stay of 28-day free-stay at the ports of Bangladesh Read More…

Four P-8I aircrafts to arrive India in 2021

The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the purchase of six P-8I aircrafts in 2019. Of this, four are to arrive in 2021. There are talks to acquire six more. Highlights The P-8I aircrafts are mainly used for maritime surveillance purposes. India’s long-range reconnaissance, anti-submarine, electronic jamming and surveillance capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region will get Read More…

Indian Naval chief on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka

The Chief of Naval Forces Admiral Karabir Singh is to visit Sri Lanka between December 19 and December 22, 2019. The visit is aimed to strengthen bilateral maritime relations between the countries Highlights The admiral will hold bilateral talks with the vice-admiral De Silva and other senior government officials. He will also attend the passing Read More…

Mitra Shakti: India Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise

The seventh Indo-Sri Lanka joint military exercise was held on December 1, 2019 at Aundh military station. The main objective of the exercise is to build and promote positive relations between the countries. The exercise is scheduled to be conducted at the Foreign Training Node in Pune between December 1 and December 14, 2019. Highlights Read More…