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India is buying world’s emptiest airport in its battle for territorial dominance with China





Sri Lankan Buddhist monks wait to welcome Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Air Port in Mattala, Sri Lanka, Monday, March 18, 2013.

  • India is buying Sri Lanka’s second-largest airport, despite it only handling a dozen passengers a day.
  • China recently took control of a nearby port that opens up significant trade routes, and India is worried about China’s growing role in the Indian Ocean.
  • Experts say the $300 million investment by India is an attempt to limit China’s ability to operate its port as a naval site.

India plans to buy the world’s emptiest airport in an effort to limit China’s influence in the Indian Ocean.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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