Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 13:33
Not a single Indian fishermen was killed by SL Navy - India
The Indian Central Government has informed the Madras High Court that not a single fisherman from Tamil Nadu has been killed by the Sri Lankan Navy since April 2011 in Indian waters.
Further no warships were being sold to Lanka and only Offshore Patrol Vehicles would be traded.
The submissions were made in a counter affidavit filed by Mayank Joshi, Deputy Secretary on behalf of the Union Ministries of External Affairs and Defence in response to a petition seeking to stop the proposed sale of warships to Sri Lanka.
The petitioner had expressed apprehension that the warships could be used by the Island Nation to attack Tamil Nadu fishermen.
Denying the charges, Joshi said the ICG ships on patrol duty had not come across incidents of Indian fishermen being fired upon while fishing in Indian waters.
Further he said the Lankan Navy had categorically stated that it never entered Indian waters.