Significance of Modiís historic visit:
28 years... and then 48 hours
Hours before Indian External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj arrived in Colombo in early March, the Government took
the bold decision to suspend the US$1.5 billion Port City project,
in what is being described as a high stake foreign policy gamble.
Not many countries have rebuffed China so strongly and it is not
known what kind of economic fallout Sri Lanka will have to face.
Modiís visit will herald a new chapter in Indo-Lanka relations
The ongoing political transition in Sri Lanka
has generated hope in India about the prospects of an improved
bilateral relationship. In view of the coldness exhibited towards
India by the previous Rajapaksa government,
Modi's battle for the Indian Ocean
As China continues to draw attention to the
South China Sea with its land reclamation and creation of artificial
islands, it is also important to look at Chinese activities in the
not-so-contentious but strategically important Indian Ocean Region.