India says it is monitoring reports of Chinese vessel's planned visit to Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India was aware of reports about a Chinese vessel's proposed visit to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, a spokesperson for its foreign ministry said on Thursday.

"The government carefully monitors any developments having a bearing on India's security and economic interests," spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

(Reporting by Krishna N. Das in New Delhi; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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