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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Holding Foreign Policy Hostage

Since the late 40s, it was mostly the communists of India, as individuals or as parties or as media, that had wide sway over Indian foreign policy, mostly to the detriment of the nation. Now DMK does:

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary and President Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother Gotabaya Rajapakse, who met National Security Advisor M K Narayanan and all three Services chiefs during his recent visit, is believed to have conveyed that Colombo understood Delhi’s political compulsions which were preventing increase in military cooperation between the two countries.

Rajapakse told Indian authorities that Colombo, which had urgent need for air defence equipment in view of the bold aerial attacks being carried out by the Tigers, would be approaching Pakistan, China and other countries.