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India now has to face strategic consequence of Myanmar's isolation

Signs suggest China has leveraged influence to put spy station on remote island

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The Yuan Wang 5, seen by India as a spy ship, is welcomed to Chinese-run Hambantota International Port in Sri Lanka on Aug. 16, 2022.   © AP

Brahma Chellaney is professor emeritus of strategic studies at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi and a former adviser to India's National Security Council. He is the author of nine books including "Water: Asia's New Battleground."

China appears to be building a military listening post on Great Coco Island, which sits between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea just north of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago where India has multiple naval and air force facilities and about 210 kilometers southwest of the mouth of Myanmar's Irrawaddy River. 

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