Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pak arms, officers helped Lanka rout LTTE: Report

(TI)May 28, 2009 London: Pakistani supplied Al-Khalid, the main battle tank, its fighter pilots flying air strike mission on LTTE bases and some of its highly trained army officers positioned in Colombo played a key role in the Sri Lankan forces rout of Tamil Tigers, Pakistani media has claimed.

"It was the Pakistani defence cooperation with Sri Lanka as the largest suppliers of high-tech military equipment that played a major role in the ultimate defeat of the LTTE at the hands of the Sri Lankan army," The News daily quoted well placed sources in the Pakistani establishment as saying. Full text