India vs China: What is the danger to India if China's 'SPY' ship Yuan Wang 5 is at the port of Sri Lanka

Publish Date: 17 Aug, 2022 |

China's Spy Ship has reached Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, reports are telling that this ship will stand at this port from 16 to 22 August, even after India's objection, this Chinese ship Yuan Wang 5 has reached Sri Lanka. 

What is Yuan Wang 5

The 'Yuan Wang 5' was built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China and entered service in September 2007. The 222 meter long and 25.2 meter wide vessel has state-of-the-art tracking technology for transoceanic aerospace observations. Its last surveillance mission was the launch of China's 'Long March 5B' rocket last month. The ship was also involved in the maritime surveillance of the launch of the first lab module of China's Tiangong space station recently.

According to the Belt and Road Initiative Sri Lanka (BRISL) website, the development of China's Yuan Wang-class ships was proposed by Premier Zhou Enlai in 1965, and permitted by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1968. The Yuan Wang 1, 2, 3, and 4 ships tracked the Shenzhou spacecraft launch from four points in the world's oceans in November 1999, and the Yuan Wang 7 was used in 2016 by the Shenzhou 11 and Tiangong 2 Space Laboratory's manned launch missions. was made to track.

Why is Yuan Wang at Sri Lankan port?

China has taken the Hambantota port of Sri Lanka on a 99-year lease under an agreement. According to the agreement between Sri Lanka and China, only commercial activities will be operated here. Foreign affairs experts say that but China's intention is not clear about the operation from this port. After taking the port, China not only sent its missile tracking and satellite system-equipped spy ship Yuan Wang to Hambantota port but also stopped it for a week at this Sri Lankan port bordering India. 

Experts on foreign affairs say that India's border is not far from the place where this Chinese army ship is standing. Because this ship is a "spy ship" all over the world. Also known as. In such a situation, not only is there a big threat to India's security from this ship, but this ship can also collect all the information from the point of view of espionage.


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