The Indian Central government told the Rajya Sabha today that The Indian Government had allowed Sri Lankan Air Force personnel to undergo training in Tamil Nadu, but at present none of them are being trained in the state.
In a written reply to a question, Indian Defence Minister A K Antony said At present no personnel of the Sri Lankan Air Force is undergoing training in Tamil Nadu.
The training of the Lankan personnel by India came in the line of fire from political parties in Tamil Nadu over the issues of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Following the protest from various political parties, the under-training Lankan personnel were shifted to Bangalore.
Around 15 Sri Lankan trainees were undergoing various courses at the two airmen training institutions in Tambaram in Tamil Nadu when the controversy broke off.