Chinese Research Ship Arrives in Sri Lanka Over India’s Objections

NEW DELHI—A Chinese survey ship arrived at Sri Lanka’s southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday after the visit was delayed over security concerns raised by India.

The Yuan Wang 5 was originally scheduled to arrive on Aug. 11 before Sri Lanka requested a deferral. On Saturday, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said the vessel was given permission to dock in Hambantota until Aug. 22 to refuel and take on supplies on the condition that it would keep its identification systems on and wouldn’t carry out any research activities while in Sri Lankan waters.

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