Military action against LTTE not a solution: Indian Defence Minister

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 January 2008, 07:37 GMT]
Indian Defence Minister A K Antony favoured a political solution to the 25-year-old ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and said that military action against the Tamil Tigers would not bring lasting peace to the island nation. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a defence meet in New Delhi Friday.

"There cannot be a military solution. A political one will be the best for the country," A K Antony added.

His statement reflects India's discomfort with Sri Lanka's unilateral abrogation of the ceasefire agreement and increasing military offensives.

 

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