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A Chinese Song Class diesel-electric submarine was in Colombo during President Xi Jinping’s visit last week making it the first foreign port of call made by a Chinese submarine as well as the first confirmed appearance of a Chinese sub in the Indian Ocean.

It was part of a task force which consisted of a large submarine support ship named Chongxing Island which came to the Colombo Port South Terminal built with Chinese funds during Xi’s visit.

This move could be the first step made by China to project its power in the Indian Ocean.

It is also reported that the Type-039 conventional submarine (NATO codenamed Song) is a second-generation conventional submarines designed and built by China.

It is the first Chinese submarine Class to be fitted with an integrated electronic support measures/radio direction finder/ radar warning receiver system.

It is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

According to the Chinese media PLA Naval fleets would visit Colombo in October and November this year as well. (Supun Dias)

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  • suranga Friday, 26 September 2014 06:35 AM

    Chi Lanka is more appropriate

    chin Friday, 26 September 2014 09:26 PM

    Chinlan

    weera Friday, 26 September 2014 03:16 PM

    May I suggest "CHINLAN"? Sounds more Chinese.

    Lasantha Friday, 26 September 2014 12:04 PM

    Get ready to eat Wontons, combination fried rice and eggrolls.

    Mutu Friday, 26 September 2014 11:35 AM

    Gradually we all are forced to wear the "neckles of Chinese pearls"

    sunil nonis Friday, 26 September 2014 11:09 AM

    Yes it is better to be called Ceylon once again much easier for the foreigners

    joseph Friday, 26 September 2014 11:01 AM

    This is for those so called patriots The country has been sold to Chinese. What have got to say about it?

    joseph Friday, 26 September 2014 10:56 AM

    [quote name="citizen"]will be renamed as CHINLANKA via DM Android App[/quote]
    Good one

    Perumal Friday, 26 September 2014 10:34 AM

    [quote name="kingFeming"]well said..[/quote]
    I suggest the names "Jilpin Mihin" for the country and "Chinese Ocean" to replace Indian ocean.

    kumar Friday, 26 September 2014 06:46 AM

    Very good!

    ANTON Friday, 26 September 2014 12:55 AM

    OK....BUT DON'T MAKE US SUBMERGE IN THE COST OF LIVING.

    diyalog Friday, 26 September 2014 06:15 AM

    India must be getting cold sweat now.

    YURI Friday, 26 September 2014 04:52 AM

    Yeah its a nice nameCEYLON , sound like CANADA. I still refer my self as from Ceylon

    Waco Friday, 26 September 2014 04:09 AM

    Re-name Sri Lanka as " CEYLON".

    piumal Friday, 26 September 2014 03:46 AM

    Don't allow China to act as Portuguese did.

    kingFeming Friday, 26 September 2014 03:40 AM

    well said..

    Bala Friday, 26 September 2014 03:21 AM

    All the surveillance equipment they will bury around Sri Lanka with their subs given free access along with the idea of China being allowed to look for their sunken ships is indeed frightening and a threat to India & USA .

    Farook Friday, 26 September 2014 08:18 AM

    The Era of Sri China or Chin Lanka begin..lets hope its for the best for the whole Sri Lankan population... via DM Android App

    citizen Friday, 26 September 2014 07:39 AM

    will be renamed as CHINLANKA via DM Android App

    Phantom Friday, 26 September 2014 01:04 AM

    For Sri Lanka there's no turning back now. It's already become a Chinese province, only a name change is required- a million Yunnan for the guy that comes up with the most appropriate name!!!


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