Won't interfere in SL military training: SC

New Delhi, Oct 8: The Supreme Court of India on Monday said it would not interfere with the issue of army and air force personnel from Sri Lanka receiving military training in India. Justice Afgtab Alam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai dismissed a PIL filed by advocate N Rajaraman, saying the court could not meddle with the government's policy decisions that have foreign policy significance.

The petitioner had earlier submitted that the government could not train Sri Lankan army personnel and also referred to letters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and other political leaders in the state over the issue. Jayalalithaa and many others strongly felt that India should not train Sri Lankan soldiers for the latter had committed atrocities on Tamils during the concluding stages of the ethnic conflict in the island-nation in 2009.

Military personnel from the southern neighbour were receiving training in Chennai but were later moved to Bangalore after the Tamil Nadu CM opposed their stay in her state. The Indian government said that it would not stop training the Lankan military personnel.

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