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Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 13:00
Indo - Sri Lanka armed forces in a military exercise in the Himalayas; Jayalalitha protests
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The Special Forces of India and Sri Lanka are now involved in war games at Nahan in Himachal Pradesh.

The exercises started on December 3rd and are likely to last till December 24th  at the Special Forces Training Centre.

The two countries are expected to share their experience in counter-terrorism operations in the past two decades.

The exercises were scheduled to be held somewhere in the South, but they were shifted to Nahan, keeping in view the sensitivities of political parties and people in South.

Political parties in Tamil Nadu disapprove of defence ties with Sri Lanka.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to halt training imparted to Sri Lankan officers in the State and send them back.

Meanwhile visiting Indian Army Commander Bikram Singh is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapakse today.

Military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya commenting on the visit had this to say…..

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