In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, photo, Sri Lankans spend their evening outside the Chinese funded sea reclamation project in Colombo, Sri Lanka. China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, the latest venue for their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka Signs More Belt and Road Deals After China Seizes Major Port

The debt-ridden island nation of Sri Lanka reportedly signed two Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-linked contracts worth more than $50 million with China on Thursday amid political upheaval in the South Asian country over the appointment of a pro-Beijing premier.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as they arrive for their delegation level meeting in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Rouhani, who is on three days state visit to India has strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital …

India Remains Committed to Developing Iran Port Despite U.S. Sanctions

India expressed its ongoing commitment to the development of the Chabahar port in Iran this week, a project expected to uplift the Iranian economy as the Trump administration reimposes sanctions on Tehran as well as countries and entities that engage in business with the Islamic Republic.

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Pentagon: China to Expand Military Bases in Pakistan, Other Allied Countries

China will “most likely” try to expand its military footprint in countries that share Beijing’s strategic interests and have long been considered its ally, namely Pakistan, as the communist country increases its “power projection into the Indian Ocean,” reports the Pentagon in an annual report to the U.S. Congress.