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International relations

China and US play the Great Game in South Asia

US Navy using Sri Lanka to counter China's growing Indian Ocean presence

The USS John C. Stennis, seen in this filed photo, took part in a mission near Sri Lanka in early December. (Getty Images)

COLOMBO -- In the Great Game being played across the Indian Ocean, the U.S. Navy has its eye on Sri Lanka's northeastern port of Trincomalee to serve as a logistics hub for South Asian waters churned by India, Japan and China.

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