Despite protests India continues training for Lankan military

Defence Minister Manohar ParrikarThe Indian Government continues to provide training for the Sri Lankan military despite protests by some groups.

Indian Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that officers from Sri Lanka are not admitted to the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Coonoor due to local protests and also considering the level of comfort of officers from Sri Lanka due to the political situation prevailing in Coonoor.

However he said the Sri Lankan militray continues to undergo training at other DSSCs in the country, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Currently 35 defence officers from 24 countries are undergoing training at the DSSC in Coonoor, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. (Colombo Gazette)

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