Top Indian military expert rejects Tigers' chemical attack claims
Latest allegation by the LTTE propaganda networks around the world is the "use of chemical weapons" by the Sri Lanka Army during recent battles in Puthukudiyirippu which killed a number of LTTE commanders along with a large number of battle hardened elite cadres when the Divisions 53rd, 57th, 58th and Task Force 8 encircled a Tiger gathering and trapped them there.
Top Indian military analyst Col R Hariharan has scoffed at the LTTE's claims that Sri Lankan troops had used chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict.
The former head of intelligence to IPKF in Sri Lanka also described the latest LTTE allegations against the military as false propaganda.
His remarks came as the LTTE, facing a major and historic debacle, accused the government of using chemical weapons against their cadres who were killed in action.
In an interview with Sri Lanka Guardian, he added: “According to the photographs, which has been published by media, the injuries do not necessarily prove that chemical weapons were used
"I don't think the army has any compulsion to use such controversial ammunition when they are in the final stages of war. Actually, the LTTE needs such stories to fuel its propaganda.”
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