In a telling articulation, Sri Lanka's new unfamiliar secretary Jayanath Colombage has said that Colombo will have an "India first" essential approach viewpoint. Contending that while the Rajapaksa government has received a stance of nonpartisanship in its dealings with major local and worldwide forces, he was absolute in underlining that "the president [Gotabaya Rajapaksa] has expressed that we have an essential security-wise India first' approach since we can't be, we ought not to be, we can't stand to be an essential security danger for India, period." These are amazing words in reality, and alongside Colombage's affirmation that the choice to give Hambantota port on a 99-year rent to China was a "botch", it underscored the entanglements of a somewhat juvenile discussion in this country about India's local strategy as of late. There has been a flood of analysis that India is losing its neighborhood as line strains with Nepal have developed and China has kept on spreading its appendages in India's area. That Indian and Chinese powers are getting down to business at the boundary has supported this mournful cry that New Delhi is getting minimized in the area. Indeed, even unfamiliar secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla's visit to Bangladesh, his first external India since the Covid-19 lockdown, got buried in unnecessary discussions about rising Chinese clout in Dhaka. Apparently, Shringla's visit to Dhaka was a fruitful one and it figured out how to pass on Bangladesh's special situation in the Indian international strategy framework. Against the scenery of the two countries observing "Mujib Borsho", and the 50th year of the freedom of Bangladesh just as the foundation of discretionary relations one year from now, this visit was critical to establishing the pace for a bustling schedule of occasions ahead of and various undeniable level two-sided visits. From speeding up and conceptualizing significant network ventures to enhancing reciprocal commitment, the two countries are quitting any and all funny business about their needs.