The Indian Ocean has gained geostrategic importance due to the volume of trade that passes through it. At the same time, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is increasing Chinese influence in numerous countries in Asia and across the globe. Against this backdrop, this paper seeks to examine how the growing Chinese footprint in Sri Lanka and the Maldives can have implications for India’s national security and how the Chinese expansion is of strategic importance to New Delhi.
The Sri Lankan Civil War: Turning COIN on Its Head and Learning to Adapt SWJED Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:10pm
The LTTE’s focus on conventional military operations proved to be their ultimate downfall.