Indian Denials Of Tamil Tiger Terrorist Training In Tamil Nadu As Posted In the Hindu May Not Be Entirely Credible.
Posted on April 2nd, 2012

Insight By Sunil Kumar

April 3rd 2012

When there are allegations about Tamil Tiger training camps in Tamil Nadu that Indian High Commission in Colombo has emphatically denied they need to come up with more substantial  evidence to the contrary  sustaining the denials at a time when Indian transparencies have been exposed by their stance at the UNHRC at Geneva which has probably inspired the possibilities of an attempted resurgence of the LTTE. This was a theme discussed by many experts who did not entirely discredit this possibility knowing the extent to which Tamil Diaspora and Tamil Tiger sympathetic groups conduct their ongoing efforts towards the cause.

Add to this the conduct and rhetoric of the likes of Karunanidhi, Vaiko, and Jayalalitha  to name a few who continue their campaigns to discredit the Government of Sri Lanka, in a multitude of agitators and it seems very possible that a covert operation similar to the one alluded to could easily be set in place which the Indian Authorities officially might not necessarily be aware of, to be parochial ! The Sri Lankan authorities must however be well prepared to counter such a move regardless of what the Indian authorities say.

It also needs to be remembered how  India, particularly Tamil Nadu with the likes of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi and other political leaders of that era  either turned a blind eye to or perhaps even surreptitiously supported the insurrection of the LTTE with apparent ploys appearing to be in favour of Sri Lanka where their darker motives were different. ( The Indian Peacekeeping Force drop into the North was one such ploy) although all of the related sentiments did an about face as a result of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination. And  there are many analysts who after in depth research have concluded that Tamil Nadu with the approval of India at the time trained and supported the LTTE and are now trying to deny this although deny as they might! their transparencies still seem to show as there are sources and anomalies which contradict it.

Appearing highly affronted  the Indian High Commission in Colombo seems to have dismissed suggestions that there were LTTE-training camps in Tamil Nadu. “The suggestion contained in the Hindu news item regarding the training of terrorists at three secret camps in Tamil Nadu, India, despite being cited as entirely erroneous and baseless by the Indian authorities can become invalid if the operations and all related activities were conducted in a clandestine and covert manner.

Regardless of “relevant agencies of the two countries having ongoing cooperation” if no such information has been brought to the notice of the Government of India,”  as the case seems to be and the High Commission has  acceded to, it is upto the Indian authorities to fully investigate this and assure the Sri Lankan Government of the inaccuracies where for the time being and perhaps in the best interests of the two countries, Napoleonic Law might be applied on the guilty until proven innocent basis as the conflicts of interest which circumvent Indian credibilities particularly that of Tamil Nadu seem fairly obvious and the risks involved far too high!.

In an alarming incident presumed to have links to the ongoing suspicion, three suspects arrested in connection with the recent killing of an EPDP member in Kuchchaveli, have been identified as  former LTTE members as investigations continue.  Some 150 terrorists, trained in India, are said to have landed on Sri Lankan shores disguised of fishermen with the intention of destabilising the country. Although unconfirmed, it is thought that State Intelligence Services have received information that a group of about 150  individuals who underwent a special arms training at three secret camps in Tamil Nadu, have returned to Sri Lanka and are hiding in the North and the East to carryout a campaign of destruction.

Their objective intended to sabotage and disrupt the on-going reconciliation process by creating mayhem in those areas, police and intelligence sources have said and  that their activities  have come to light when three suspected  LTTE terrorists were taken into custody and questioned after an Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) member was hacked to death in Trincomalee. Under intense interrogation the suspects had confessed that they had fled to India after LTTE’s defeat, and “followed military courses in secret locations in Tamil Nadu before returning to Sri Lanka, disguised as fishermen to conduct clandestine operation.” which is something the Sri Lankan Authorities cannot brush aside based on Indian denials. 

The Island  Newspaper quoted for this information has also disclosed that “The State Intelligence Services suspect  they may have been behind several killings reported from the North and the East recently. 

This precedes  Sri Lankan Parliament  sessions to discuss the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution(UNHCR) demand among other items on the agends to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission” as reported in the Island Newspaper.

It also claims that the “ƒ”¹…”terrorists’ had sneaked into the country disguised as fishermen which is ominous for Tamil Nadu fishermen, who routinely crossover the International Maritime Boundary Line for fishing in an ongoing conflict with the Sri Lankan Navy which could further complicate matters but provide sufficient cause for stricter security checks which would become imperative if not mandatory.

India despite all the media hype, denials of involvement  etc are in all probabilities in a catch 22 situation over all this as their loyalties to Tamil Nadu appear to be governing their false claim to be enpathetic to Sri Lanka in complete perspective  where the greater priority for Sri Lanka is to resort to every necessary means to prevent  Tamil Tiger ambitions ever re-surging in Sri Lanka  where India’s Role would be to prevent it in its entirety incorporating not only Tamil Nadu but the entire region of South Asia towards cleaning up LTTE ambitions and related activities!

 

6 Responses to “Indian Denials Of Tamil Tiger Terrorist Training In Tamil Nadu As Posted In the Hindu May Not Be Entirely Credible.”

  1. Marco Says:

    Rather intrigued that no one commented on the above.
    Instead we have the same old debates over and over again.
    Perhaps it goes to show the commentators are far removed from ground realities.

    Island vs Hindu?
    Yes.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    “Under intense interrogation the suspects had confessed that they had fled to India after LTTE’s defeat,”

    Fantastic!

    Good work interrogators.

  3. Dham Says:

    Not enough. Interrogation should continue until RAW is exposed and GoSL should bring this up with full transparency without trying to be “diplomatic” with India.
    If this can be proved beyond unreasonable doubt GoSL must sign a miliraty Pact with China as a precaution.

  4. Dham Says:

    Full protection should be provided to these LTTE FRIENDS to prvent them being executed by Indian agents.

  5. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Edvige Antonia Albina Maino was born December 09, 1946 to Stefano and Paola Maino in contrada Màini (“Maini street”) in Lusiana, a little village 30 km from Vicenza in the region of Veneto, Italy. She spent her adolescence in Orbassano, a town near Turin, attending a Catholic school. Her father, a building contractor, died in 1983. Her mother and two sisters still live around Orbassano. In 1964, she went to study English at the Bell Educational Trust’s language school in the city of Cambridge. She met Rajiv Gandhi, who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1965 at a Greek restaurant while working there, as a waitress to make ends meet. In all three years of Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure at Trinity College had not passed a single examination. Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi married in 1968.

    Antonia Maino was given the name ‘Sonia’ by her late mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi. But there is no notification in the gazette regarding this change in name. This change of name runs in Nehru family is to fool the Indian public for their votes. Indira Gandhi’s real name was Indira Priyadarshini. In 1934–35, after finishing school, Indira joined Shantiniketan,a school set up by Rabindranath Tagore. When Indira was found in the bed with her German teacher at Shantiniketan she was chased out of the Shantiniketan Rabindranath. Subsequently, she went to England and sat for the University of Oxford entrance examination, but she failed, and spent a few months at Badminton School in Bristol, before passing the exam in 1937 and enrolling at Somerville College, Oxford where she never finished her degree. Khushwant Singh, who has personally known Indira Gandhi, has said that she felt uncomfortable around educated people because she had no real education. During her stay in the UK, she frequently met Feroze Gandhi, whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. Before Indira’s marriage, the then Governor of Maharashtra, Dr.Shriprakash had warned Nehru in a meeting and through a letter, that Indira was having an illicit relationship with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was quite sympathetic to Indira and Indira married Feroze Khan in a London mosque as per Islamic rites Feroz Khan after converting herself to Islam. Indira’s muslim name was Maimuna Begum and later both had changed their name to fool the public of India by an affidavit in a court to Indira Gandhi and Feroz Gandhi.

    After Rajiv’s birth Indira and Feroze lived separately, but they were not divorced. Feroze used to interfere in Nehru’s political activities. Nehru got fed up and left instructions not to allow him into the Prime Minister’s residence Trimurthi Bhavan. The death of Feroze in 1960 before he could consolidate his own political forces came as a relief to Nehru and Indira. Feroze had even planned to remarry. The second son of Indira known as Sanjay Gandhi was not the son of Feroze Khan. Sanjay’s real father was Mohammad Yunus who served as India’s ambassador to Turkey, Indonesia, Iraq and Spain. He represented India at the Non-Aligned Summits at Lusaka, Algiers, Colombo, New Delhi, and Harare. Baby Sanjay had been circumcised following Islamic custom, although the reason stated was phimosis. Sanjay was notorious in getting unwed young women pregnant. Menaka too was rendered pregnant by Sanjay. It was then that her father, Colonel Anand, threatened Sanjay with dire consequences if he did not marry her daughter. Incidentally, Sanjay’s marriage with the Sikh girl Menaka took place quite surprisingly through a civil ceremony(on 23 September 1974)in Mohammad Yunus’ house in New Delhi. And the marriage with Menaka who was a model (she had modelled for Bombay Dyeing wearing just a towel) was not so ordinary either. Mohammad Yunus who cried the most when Sanjay died in the plane accident.

    Sanjay never attended college, but took up an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Crewe, England. Sanjay Gandhi’s name was actually Sanjeev Gandhi. He was arrested for a car theft in England. Since his passport had been seized, the then Indian Ambassador to England Krishna Menon changed his name to ‘Sanjay’and procured a new passport for him.

    Rajiv Gandhi changed his so called Parsi religion to become a Catholic to marry Edvige Antonia Albina Maino. Rajiv became Roberto. His daughter’s name is Bianca and son’s name is Raul. Quite cleverly the same names are presented to the people of India as Priyanka and Rahul. What is amazing is the extent of Indians’ ignorance in such matters. The press conference that Rajiv Gandhi gave in London after taking over as prime minister of India was very informative. In this press conference, Rajiv boasted that he was NOT a Hindu but a Parsi. Mind you, speaking of the Parsi religion, he had no Parsi ancestor at all. His grandmother (father’s mother) had turned Muslim after having abandoned the Parsi religion to marry Nawab Khan. It is the western press that waged a blitz of misinformation on behalf of Rajiv.

    At the end of Rajiv Gandhi’s five years in office, the Bofors Scandal broke out. Ottavio Quattrocchi an Italian business man believed to be involved was said to be a friend of Sonia Gandhi, having access to the Prime Minister’s official residence.

    In 1980 Sonia’s name appeared in the voter’s list for New Delhi prior to her becoming an Indian Citizen. At the time she was still holding Italian Citizenship. A violation of Form 4 of the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, which states that “Only the names of those who are citizens of India should be entered on the electoral rolls.” When she did acquire Indian Citizenship, in April 1983, the same issue cropped up again, as her name appeared on the 1983 voter’s list when the deadline for registering had been in January 1983.

    Swiss magazine Schweitzer Illustrierte in 1991 claimed that Sonia was controlling accounts worth $2 billion dollars(Rs 9400 Crores) in her son Raul’s name.

    Harvard scholar Yevgenia Albats cited KGB correspondence about payments to Rajiv Gandhi and his family, which had been arranged by Viktor Chebrikov, which shows that KGB chief Viktor Chebrikov sought in writing an “authorization to make payments in U.S. dollars to the family members of Rajiv Gandhi, namely Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Paola Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi” from the CPSU in December 1985.

    Payments were authorized by a resolution, CPSU/CC/No 11228/3 dated 20 December 1985; and endorsed by the USSR Council of Ministers in Directive No 2633/Rs dated 20 December 1985. These payments had been coming since 1971, as payments received by Sonia Gandhi’s family and “have been audited in CPSU/CC resolution No 11187/22 OP dated 10/12/1984.

    In 1992 the media confronted the Russian government with the Albats disclosure. The Russian government confirmed the veracity of the disclosure and defended it as necessary for “Soviet ideological interest.”

    In 2008 Sonia’s party appointed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Manmohan Singh was the only international leader to initially refuse data provided by the German authorities during 2008 Liechtenstein tax affair.

  6. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Rajiv Gandhi began to a show keen interest in evolving an acceptable political package to bring an end to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka to deflect attention from domestic issues. Rajiv Gandhi had been at the center of a heated political controversy since March, 1987. It all started with Assembly elections in Kerala, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir. In Kerala on March 23, 1987, the Congress-led coalition government was driven out of power by the leftist front, meaning that the opposition regional parties had now taken control of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. At the same time, Congress, under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi, miserably failed to wrest power back from the communists in West Bengal, while Congress did manage to retain its hold in Jammu and Kashmir as junior partners.

    At this time, Finance Minister V.P.Singh was transferred to the Ministry of Defense by Rajiv Gandhi.

    In early part of March 1997 the intelligence branch of the federal government raided the offices of the Indian Express newspaper. During the raid, the government stumbled on information that the Ministry of Finance had employed the services of a US consulting firm, the Fairfax Group, to investigate illegal offshore transactions of such distinguished business luminaries as the Bachchan brothers and textile magnate Dirrubhai Ambani.

    V.P.Singh admitted that the investigation had been undertaken under his authority, which prompted the Congress leaders and a section of the media to accuse him of selling national interests to foreign operatives closely linked with CIA of America. Never mind that the investigation was aimed at alleged economic crimes, and had nothing to do with security issues. Rajiv Gandhi tried to play down the seriousness of the issue by making it a subject of a closed-door examination.

    But the public impression lingered that, something fishy was going on. This impression was reinforced by V P Singh in his role as minister of defense. It was alleged that kickbacks, as much as 7%, had been solicited by Indian middlemen, on a US$340 million submarine order, placed with a West German shipyard during Indira Gandhi’s rule. Such commissions were banned under Indian law, and there was speculation that the alleged payments had been a kickback to the Congress ruling party.

    Singh ordered a fresh departmental probe into the scandal, when he took over the Defense portfolio. He did not notify either Rajiv Gandhi or the cabinet, which is customary procedure on launching such a probe. He only announced the investigation on the floor of parliament – the Lok Sabah – on April 9, 1987.

    Congress party leaders were quick to accuse the defense minister of a cheap publicity stunt, bent on grabbing media publicity without regard to cabinet or party procedures. On April 12, V.P.Singh resigned as defense minister over charges that, he had intended to malign and embarrass Rajiv Gandhi. V.P.Singh went as far as to proclaim his loyalty to Gandhi and to the party, when he announced his resignation.

    No sooner had the kickback scandal arisen than, Swedish radio broadcasters reported that Stockholm’s premier arms maker, BOFORS, had paid a $16 million commission into Swiss bank accounts of Indian middlemen to secure a $1.3 billion order for 400 howitzers.

    The allegation involving BOFORS targeted for investigation both Ajitab Bachchan and his brother Amitab Bachchan, a Congress member of parliament from the Alahabad constituency, in Uttar Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi and Amitab Bachchan were childhood friends. The arms deal was consummated while Rajiv Gandhi had been Minister of Defense. He left the post to replace Singh as Minister of Finance.

    The governments of India and Sweden, and also BOFORS, rushed to deny the allegations, claiming that the howitzer deal had been concluded from direct negotiations, between Rajiv Gandhi and the late premier of Sweden, Olaf Palme, during the latter’s state visit to India in 1985.

    Rajiv Gandhi’s political vulnerability became increasingly apparent and rumors were rife of an impending “constitutional coup” to be staged by Giani Zail Singh, the president of India. Zail Singh, an Indira Gandhi loyalist, was about to complete his five-year term as president. He felt that a second term would not be forthcoming and he felt snubbed by Rajiv Gandhi, who neglected him on issues of government.

    Beginning in April 1987, newspapers reported that Giani Zail Singh was quietly seeking advice on his constitutional power to remove the prime minister. The president was said to be waiting for possible evidence that, Rajiv Gandhi himself had been involved in the graft scandal.

    On May 1, 1987 Rajiv Gandhi lashed out at unidentified opponents, whom, he said, wanted to stage a coup against the democratically elected government. The prime minister added that even the highest elected officials could be held answerable to parliament. Following the outburst of a veiled threat on the president, Giani Zail Singh’s public repudiation of the idea of removing Rajiv Gandhi was reported in the national press on May 5, 1987. The opposition were reluctant to entertain the idea of having a democratically elected prime minister dismissed. In one statement, leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that such an action by the president was “too dangerous a proposition for the future democracy and the country”.

    While Rajiv Gandhi struggled with corruption scandals and open hostility to his country’s president, the ruling Congress party was handed an overwhelming defeat in the state assembly election held on June 18, 1987 in Haryana. The defeat was the party’s 6th loss in the past 7 elections that, it had contested under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi.

    On July 13, 1987 Ramaswami Venkataraman was elected as the eighth president of India. Venkataraman, a senior Congress party leader from Tamil Nadu, South India, had served for 4 years under Indira Gandhi, both as Minister of Finance and later as Minister of Defense and had become vice president of India in 1984.

    Venkataraman was Rajiv Gandhi’s nominee for the mostly ceremonial post of president, and his chief opponent was V R Krishna Iyer, a retired Supreme Court Judge, who was supported by a collection of opposition parties.

    Balloting for the presidency was confined to members of the national parliament and state assemblies. Venkataraman brought a breath of fresh air to Rajiv Gandhi and to the Congress party, by garnering about 71% of the votes.

    Emboldened by this result, Rajiv Gandhi began to purge leading dissidents in the Congress party. On July 15, 1987 he expelled party leaders Arin Mohammad Khan, V C Shukla and Arun Nehru. Again, on July 19, 1987 he expelled V.P.Singh. Infighting within Congress was not the single issue that confronted Rajiv Gandhi. The Punjab problem, Sikhs uprising for the formation of a separate state, coupled with problems in Nagaland and Mizoram became major issues.

    So, for distraction, Rajiv Gandhi latched on to Sri Lanka to divert attention from his mounting domestic problems, with the airdrop of supplies on June 4, 1987 into Jaffna, being a turning point in the Indo-Sri Lankan relationship.

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