The Navy is monitoring the movement of Chinese research vessels heading to Hambantota Harbor in Sri Lanka, sources at the Defense Security Institute said. The
ship is scheduled to berth at Hambantota Harbor in mid-August. However, the exact purpose of the ship’s visit to Hambantota is unknown. According to sources, it is not yet known whether it will go to the port for handling, replenishment, logistics, or traffic lights.
Sources also say that such ships will be tested by China or other countries. He explained that it would sometimes start moving, adding: Such Chinese vessels have been active in the area before and we have been constantly monitoring their activities. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense initially denied reports of arrival at Hambantota Harbor, but confirmed on Saturday that she would berth at the port between August 11 and 17.
This is a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, saying that Arindam Bagchi told the media Thursday that India “is closely monitoring all developments that affect its security and economic interests.” After mentioning Chinese ships.
As a result, Reuters reported on Friday that China wanted “stakeholders” to refrain from interfering with China’s “legal maritime activities.” According to reports, “King Yuan 5 is one of her next-generation space tracking vessels in China and will be used to monitor the launch of satellites, missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
Yuan Wang 5 is the third Yuan Wang-class ship and entered service in 2007. She has a displacement of 25,000 tons and can withstand a maximum wind speed of 12. Yuan Wang 5 was built at the state-owned Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. She is said to have a range of 750km. The Yuan Wang 5 is operated by the Strategic Support Force of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).