Pakistan asks Sri Lankan Army to train its armed forces in counterinsurgency operations

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Colombo, Aug.21 (ANI): Pakistan has asked the Sri Lankan Army to provide training to its armed forces.

Following the Sri Lankan Army's tremendous success against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Pakistan Government wants it to train their security personnel in counter-insurgency operations, Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said.

Jayasuriya said several other countries have also sought information regarding the strategy adopted by the armed forces which helped them to weed out the LTTE, the Dawn reports.

Former Sri Lanka Naval Chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, who is currently the National Security Adviser, had recently said that the strategies and tactics adopted by the Sri Lankan navy to tackle the LTTE's naval arm could be very useful for other countries as well.

"Future conflicts would not be like facing battleships and destroyers but small and fast boats of non-state rogue navies which could be indulging in insurgencies, piracies and trafficking of various kinds," Admiral Karannagoda had said.

It may be noted that Islamabad had provided help to Colombo during the war against LTTE by providing arms and ammunitions when other countries had refused. (ANI)

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