Attacks not pre-planned

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A top Indian Naval officer today said that there was no ‘pre-planned’ method adopted by Sri Lankan Navy in attacking Indian fishermen who strayed into their waters, the PTI reported.

“These are transitional incidents and there is no pre-planned method adopted by Sri Lanka (Navy) in attacking fishermen, who strayed into its border,” Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral K N Sushil told reporters.

As there was reported movement of LTTE cadre in the sea, the naval force has no other option, but to fire, as per the job given to them, for that matter any force, Sushil said.

“I don’t think that there was any incident, when Sri Lanka deliberately opened fire on Indian fishermen,” he said, adding, proper investigation would throw light on such incidents, if any. He was replying to a question on Tamil Nadu fishermen being fired at or killed allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy.

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  • Above the crowd Friday, 22 October 2010 09:24 AM

    We must have a fish battle in the sea,Indian fishermen and ours. We should name this great battle as the battle of Kelawallas.

    Yuri Thursday, 21 October 2010 08:27 PM

    They know everythings.. i guess this is Another Indian Game

    Kumar Friday, 22 October 2010 01:07 AM

    Are you a spokesmen for Sri Lankan Navy?

    Yuri Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:17 PM

    you are right Sir, Sri Lankan force never Killed singla Civilian. But we lie soon as our mouth open.

    Ajith Perera Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:19 PM

    Indian Navy has always absolved the Lankan Navy of wrongdoing as they know the real truth that Tamil Nadu fishermen are poaching in our seas and are engaging in smuggling activities. Although the Lankan Navy has been allowing them to fish in our seas the reported movement of sediment LTTE cadres justifies shooting anybody trespassing our territory. It's time for the Lankan govt to step up intelligence network among the fishermen of both sides!

    Nihal Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:23 PM

    There is every possibility that RAW will activate the sleeping cadres to wean SL away from China. They know that the only handle left for them is through the LTTE. Just like the West even India was not happy about the annihilation of the LTTE!

    dpl Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:05 PM

    indian navy and fishmen coming to srilanka in day and night to sumggulng item. jt is big racket in between two countries.indian navy killed the civilians in srilanka as terror 40.000 thousand people. then former defence minister one time dismised the former naval chief. india has no democracy no foreign policy ministers dance the tune of congress party.

    Katussa Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:09 PM

    You are quite right, Sir. The SLN is jittery even now, after over a year of the war being over and they do not want to take chances after suffering losses to LTTE Sea Tigers masquerading as fishermen during the war. Your logical thinking is well appreciated.

    anura Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:42 PM

    this fool officer know nothing

    Above the crowd Friday, 22 October 2010 08:26 AM

    I am sure ,Indian fishermen are coming to catch the lobsters while they are breeding. HEY LOBSTERS BE WARE OF INDIAN FISHERMEN ,They will catch you while you are in the act of breeding.

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