India insists Lanka not a target for its missiles

India says Sri Lanka is not a target for it’s missiles and such reports are completely baseless and fabricated.

A defence website had reported that India stationed its long range Agni type Missile system targeting Sri Lanka’s strategic institutions.

According to the report Indian missile system targeted Sri Lanka’s Colombo and Hambantota Ports, Katunayake, Ratmalana and Mattala Air Ports, Military Headquarters, Puttalam Coal plant and Kerawalapitiya-Kelanitissa oil fired Power Plants among others.

“We have seen news reports in some websites and in the print media claiming that Indian missiles were targeted at Sri Lanka’s strategic installations. These reports are completely baseless and fabricated,” the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today.

The High Commission said that India has a longstanding indigenous missile development programme and the programme is defensive in nature and is not directed against any country.

“Speculation on such sensitive issues in a manner calculated to mislead, is out of tune with the spirit of the friendly and close relations India and Sri Lanka enjoy, including in the fields of defence and security,” the Indian High Commission said.