Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's demand for putting an end to training Sri Lankan air force personnel at the Indian Air Force base at Tambaram has triggered political reverberations, with Union shipping minister G K Vasan supporting the AIADMK leader's line.
Vasan said today that the ongoing training of Sri Lankan troops at the Tambaram air base is a matter of concern.
He said he strongly disagreed with the decision to train Lankan personnel and that he has taken up the matter with Union ministers concerned.
However, the Hindu newspaper states that the demand is unlikely to find takers in New Delhi because Sri Lanka and India, just last week, have decided to enhance cooperation in security issues.
Speaking to our news team a foreign ministry spokesperson stated that they had received more information regarding this and that inquiries are currently being made with the Indian Government.