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Naval exercises with Sri Lanka “improper”

[Hindu, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 07:21 No Comment]

S. Ramadoss. File Photo The Pattali Makkal Katchi has criticised the Navy’s plan to hold joint exercises with its Sri Lankan counterpart.

In a statement, PMK leader S. Ramadoss said it was learnt that after these exercises, it India planned to extend quite a lot of assistance to Sri Lankan Navy.

“India, which has been renovating the Kankesanturai port in Sri Lanka at a huge cost, is about to extend training and other assistance to the Sri Lankan Navy. When the whole of Tamil Nadu is demanding that India have no relations whatsoever with Sri Lanka, it is improper for the Indian Navy to engage itself in joint naval exercises with the same country”.

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