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Chinese vessel at Sri lankan shore UPSC NOTE

 Why in News.

Following India, the U.S. has raised concern a Chinese research vessel to Sri Lanka in October 2022.

What is Shiyan 6 & Yuan Wang 5.

  • Both are Chinese research vessels anchored in the Sri lankan port.

  • Shi yan 6, carrying capacity is 1115 t DWT and current draught is reported to be 5.5 meters. Length overall (LOA) is 90.6 meters and  width is 17 meters.

  • Yuan Wang 5 as one of China's latest generation space-tracking ships, used to monitor satellite, rocket and intercontinental ballistic missile launches. Several Indian media reports described it as a "dual-use spy ship".

Hambantota port 

  • The Hambantota International Port is a deep water port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

  •  Which has been leased to China on a 99-year lease. 

  •  Opened in 2010, it is Sri Lanka's second largest port.

  •   In 2020, the port handled 1.8 million tonnes of cargo.



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Chinese vessel at Sri lankan shore UPSC NOTE
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