China is now the major suppliers of Arm and Ammunition to Srilanka which is fighting a War against LTTE. Is it a strategic mistake by India?
India is surrounded by host of unfriendly nations, China being the most powerful and seen as the next superpower after the decline of USA. In such a scenario allowing Srilanka to be used as a new base for China puts India in a scary position. When Rajiv Gandhi sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Srilanka it was not seen as a logical decision as we were putting life of our soldiers at risk but if we see the diplomacy behind it, it was a great decision. It prevented Srilanka from becoming a new base for both USA and China.
India should have done what China did for Srilanka , it would have also improved relations between the nation which are becoming sore due to problem of Tamil killings and Tea exports.
Is the pressure of coalition politics that high that we can compromise with the National Security?