Pakistan asks Sri Lanka training in counterinsurgency operations
Reports says that Pakistan is seeking military training from Sri Lankan armed forces - According to Sri Lankan Defence officials. The stunning success of Sri Lankan military in tackling rebel LTTE militia invited attention from many governments countries those are facing similar problems at home. Basically Pakistan is looking for tactical and strageical training those Sri Lankan forces used successfully against LTTE rebels.
Pakistan has sought training in counter-insurgency operations from Sri Lanka following the island nation's decisive victory against the Tamil Tiger rebels, says a top commander.
Apart from Pakistan, several other countries had also sought information about the strategy and tactics adopted by the Sri Lankan armed forces to decimate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in just three years of intense fighting, Dawn Friday quoted Sri Lankan Army chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya as telling reporters in Colombo.
'Pakistan helped Sri Lanka fight the LTTE by supplying arms when other countries had put an embargo on arms sales to the country,' the newspaper added.
Admiral (retd) Wasantha Karannagoda, a former Sri Lankan Navy chief and currently the National Security Adviser, had said at an international naval seminar in Britain that the strategies and tactics adopted by the Sri Lankan Navy to tackle the LTTE's naval arm could be of use to other navies.
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