India’s Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi has raised criticism over China’s strong presence in Sri Lanka.
Addressing students at the University of California, Berkeley, Gandhi slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policies.
“Whereas I completely agree with their positioning as far as the (ties with) the US is concerned, I think they’re making India vulnerable because, if you look at Nepal, the Chinese are there. If you look at Burma the Chinese are there. If you look at Sri Lanka, the Chinese are there. If you look at Maldives, the Chinese are there,” he said.
“So on basic direction (of the foreign policy) I agree friendship with the United States, close bond with United States. But don’t isolate India, because it gets dangerous,” Gandhi said, according to a report on The Hindu. (Colombo Gazette)