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BrassTacks Policy Paper

India support to LTTE and TTP

LTTE, SriLanka & Struggle for controlling Indian Ocean

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Date: February 14, 2009

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India support to LTTE and TTP

LTTE, SriLanka & struggle for controlling Indian Ocean

When military operation by Sri Lanka entered a decisive phase in

December 2008 there were reports that after getting wounded the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam supremo V. Prabhakaran crossed the
Palk Straits into India to recover from wounds.

The Indian authorities were tight lipped at that time.

After the recent victory of Sri Lankan army over LTTE, Prabhakaran had
no choice but to flee to India with help of RAW the creator of LTTE.

Although Indian Intelligence Agency RAW is directly responsible to the

Prime Minister but ironically the agency has been working hands in
glove with LTTE and sheltering militants as well as its chief Prabhakaran
even after India banned LTTE without the knowledge of the Indian

Duplicity of India can be gauged from the fact that despite her
demand for handing over Prabhakaran for murder of Rajiv Gandhi,
every time whenever Prabhakaran is trapped in Sri Lanka, it is non
other than India which facilitated his escape.

The recent attempt of saving Prabhakaran by India is in line with Indian

policy to keep the LTTE leadership intact for future subversive activities
in Sri Lanka.

The main route of his escape is Plak Straits and to facilitate the escape
Rameshwaram area of India is mostly used in the past too.
Besides the LTTE militants have been using islets there to burry arms and
ammunition for transshipment and about 200 industrial units in
Coimbatore area of India had been involved actively in illicit
production contraband bomb parts for LTTE.

On February 4, 2009 Sri Lanka army Chief Lt General Sarath Fonseka

told after capturing Mullaitivu that only the Sea Tigers and suicide
cadres can help Prabhakaran escape. As per media reports most
probably once again the most demanded and dangerous terrorist
Prabhakara will go back to his master ―RAW‖.

Earlier finally LTTE got routed out when Sri

Lankan army ran over its last bastion and
main operation center, Mullaittivu
bringing an end to their decade-long
domination of the country's North. The Sri
Lankan army commander Lt. Gen. Sarath
Fonseka said the 25-year-old bloody
ethnic separatist war was 95 percent over. It is a big reason for Sri
Lankans to be jubilant but on the other hand the restlessness of India
over this new development can be well understood primarily due to
her own internal equation of ethnic politics.

Under pressure from Tamil political parties the Indian government last
week officially expressed concern over plight of Tamil population and
operation against LTTE militants.

Political parties from Tamil Nadu have already started pressurising

Indian government to press Sri Lanka for halting operation against LTTE

On Saturday (January 31st) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu under the

banner of ‗Sri Lankan Tamils Protection Movement (STPM)‘ called for
massive protest in the state on February 4th.

The STMP includes all pro-LTTE characters including Nedumaran, MDMK

Chief, Vaiko, PMK‘s founder-leader, Dr. S. Ramadoss, Pandian,
Thirumavalavan, Tindivanam amamurthy whereas BJP has also joined
the protest.

To understand the concerns of India, struggle for control of Indian
Ocean, presence of US and the new big game we need to recall the
historical events intertwined with the strategic location of Sri Lanka.

Background/ strategic importance of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has always been a strategic place as far as the subcontinent
goes and the sub continent has both mythological as well as historical
relations with the place which was very much part of the subcontinent.
But in the history which we are living today it is strategic importance
that matters and Sri Lanka is strategically poised since it is right in the
middle of Indian ocean and the complete potent ial of maritime
possibilities and probabilities have not yet been exploited by the world
that is changing every second. Tamil/Sinahlese problem again is
historical and India took the lead to exploit it for making sure that
strategic gains were her but it did not happen the way India wanted it
to happen and a hasty retreat had to be the option but India had
created a monster in form of LTTE.

Strategic importance of Indian Ocean:

"Whoever controls the Indian Ocean dominates Asia. This ocean is t he

key t o the seven seas in the twent y-first cent ury, the destiny of the
world will be decided in these waters," said US Rear Admiral Alfred
Thayer Mahan more than a century ago.

The Indian Ocean covering 2,850,000 sq miles is the third largest in the
world with several important islands and about 47 countries around.
It has Indian subcontinent in the North; Malaysia, Indonesia and
Australia in the East; Antartica in the South; and East Africa in the West.
The Indian Ocean covering Red Sea moves towards Suez Canal, and
oil-rich Gulf, the Cape of Good Hope and the Strait of Malacca, which
is a major sea route between the West and the Far East.

In the South of Indian Ocean we have Diego Garcia where US has

naval and air base.

China has a base in the Coco Island which is near Myanmar and India
is already there with its Navy covering about 1200 miles. We can also
see Andaman Islands, Maldives, Madagascar and Gwadar in Pakistan
and Kawar, the first naval base of India.

It clearly shows the presence of world and some emerging powers in

the Indian Ocean. Besides Indian Ocean is a critical waterway with
heavy trafficking.

Indian Intervention and rise of LTTE

Besides strategically poised in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is ideally

located to hit at Southern India. USA has air and naval bases in the
Indian Ocean, India wanted to be present in Sri Lanka and with a
considerable Tamil speaking population there in the island (which is
also called as the emerald island) India took the first step but in
retrospective it was a half measure. The aim was to stop USA having an
influence in the Indian Ocean but the methodology and strategy used
by India was wrong. In a nut shell it backed the wrong horse LTTE!

Many powers centuries back had tried to keep Indian Ocean under
their tab. India right from the 1954 started showing interests in the
Indian Ocean especially when the US started gaining firm strategic
footing around Sri Lanka.

India feared US control over Trincomalee which in other words was a

sure uncontrollable damage to Indian interests in case US had control
over airstrips and naval power. Besides worrying over US Diago Garcia
base in Indian Ocean, India was also alarmed when US announced to

move aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to Bay of Bengal in support for
Pakistan during 71 war.

It was after that India started thinking on formation of terrorist

organization LTTE. Formed in 1976 LTTE began its armed conflict with
the Sri Lankan government in 1983 and relies on a guerrilla warfare
strategy that includes the use of terrorist tactics. After the 1983 riots
India started supporting the Tamil militants and in 1987 it had come up
with another idea to have a role in Sri Lanka which could give India
leverage for having strategic hold in the Indian Ocean.

India signed an accord with Sri Lanka in July 1987 for deploying Indian
Peace Keeping Force (IPKF). Though apparently the aim was to find a
solution to the Tamil ethnic/separatist problem but it was clearly a
strategic move by India.

Indian duplicity in dealing with the LTTE

Though after signing the accord India had sent its

forces for peace keeping in Sri Lanka but
unfortunately Indian soldiers end up sacrificing
their lives for deceptive game of their
government, not knowing that it was their own
government that was sacrificing the innocent
soldiers for political mileage.
It was reported by media that even when Indian
soldiers were fighting LTTE, India was facilitating
LTTE terrorists. Tamil Nadu was facilitating LTTE
cadres for reinforcement and regrouping.

In 1997 a report appearing in Indian Express said ―Soldiers are t he only

innocents in politics. So it seems from the tale of a distraught father
looking for his Army-officer son, evacuat ed with a head wound. The
father walked into a hospital room only t o be t old by the nurse that ,
``These four injured are cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), and your son is in t he next room ''.

This was in November 1987, the injured Army officer served in the Indian
Peace Keeping Force, and the mistaken hospital room was in Chennai,
India! In the truest sense of non-alignment, the Government of India
and its state government in Tamil Nadu were simultaneously treating

the LTTE cadres injured by the IPKF; and the IPKF personnel injured by
the LTTE.‖

Manvendra Singh wrote in the report ―Even while Indian soldiers were
dying in the jungles of north and east ern Sri Lanka, New Delhi was still
engaging the LTTE in t alks, and Chennai was allowing the militants to
rest, recoup and refit in Tamil Nadu. And some intelligence agents
were ambushed in the company of LTTE by t he IPKF, unaware that
New Delhi's operatives were even there and, above all, moving with
the militant s. He further accused RAW of orchest rating ambushes
against Sri Lankan Army which even t he IPKF was unaware of.”

―Similarly, the intelligence agencies even organised an ambush in

Amparai by the Indian-raised Tamil National Army on a Sri Lankan Army
brigade commander without the knowledge of the IPKF leadership.
There is even t he case of det ailed maps made available t o the
int elligence agencies, but locked away in dust y cupboards, while the
IPKF casualties mount ed because of insufficient information.
While a senior int elligence official was arrested for passing information
to a West ern count ry, officials closely involved with the crisis declared
unequivocally t hat each agency was pursuing it s own agenda in Sri
Lanka and each kept the government informed, but only from its
parochial perspective‖, Manvendra Sing claimed in his report.

It was also reported that in clear disregard for sacrifices of Indian

soldier during fighting with LTTE, Indian government was still engage in
talks with LTTE. During the same period Indian Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi held a meeting with a senior LTTE leader Kasi Anandan at his 10
Janpath residence.

Why India provides radars to Sri Lanka instead of weapons?

In the past whenever Sri Lanka asked India for sale of weapons to fight
LTTE, India refused to sell necessary military hardware terming it
offensive weapons. However India did provide radars and technical
assistance to Sri Lanka.

When two Indian radar operators were injured in air strikes by LTTE
planes on Sri Lankan Air Force base in Vavuniya, Indians were boasting
about their role in fight against LTTE however they never elaborated
actual reasons for Indian assistance with regard to radars operation.

There are few reasons for Indian assistance:

1. Safeguarding airspace of Tamil Nadu against any air-strike by

LTTE is of paramount importance because of India's fast -breeder
reactor complex at Kalpakam near Chennai, the Russian-aided
Koodankulam nuclear power reactor complex in southern Tamil
Nadu and India's space establishments in Kerala.

2. To block sale of Chinese radars to Sri Lanka because in case of

Indian refusal Sri Lanka will procure these from China and the
later will provide technical assistance as well which India fears
will expose her to direct Chinese monitoring specially of its South

India caught between the devil and the sea

It is believed that South India plays a major part in economic boom of

India besides role being played by hardliners from Tamil Nadu in the
Indian political equation gives immense weight to South India. For the
last many years no political party has been able to get a
parliamentary majority to form the single party government; Congress
as well as BJP had been in government in coalition with regional
political parties from Tamil Nadu. Hence Tamil political parties are
becoming like lifesaving drugs for these two major political parties.
These regional Tamil politicians have been supporting LTTE and its
agenda since long and had been pressurising successive Indian
governments not to provide necessary weapons to Sri Lanka.

If India provides such weapons it fears to face widespread protests

from Tamils in South and in that case the ruling party is going to lose
support from Tamil political parties. Besides it would be difficult for
Indian central government to keep a tab on Tamil separatism within
India. The scariest scenario for India would be uncontrollable suicide
bombing in case if LTTE turns its screws on India considering its Southern
part as potential separate homeland for Tamil nation.

On one hand it is question of safeguarding Indian integration while on

the other stopping other countries especially Pakistan and China from
getting influence in Sri Lanka. If India sides with Sri Lanka against LTTE or
if it doesn‘t in both the cases India seems to be landing in the troubled

Pakistan’s Role

The solid assurance by Pakistan about two months back pledging to

send one shipload of the wherewithal every 10 days in coming months
for bolster Sri Lankan efforts against LTTE prompted Sri Lankan Defence
Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to publicly state that Kilinochchi, the
headquarters of the LTTE, would be liberated by the end of December,

On January 19 in a meeting between Pakistani Defence Secretary Lt

Gen (retired) Syed Athar Ali and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart
Gotabhaya Rajapakse in Rawalpindi, the two countries agreed to
enhance cooperation in military training, exercises and intelligence
sharing regarding terrorism. According to some unconfirmed reports
pilots from Pakistan air force participated in air strikes against bases of
Tamil Tigers in August 2008, besides Pakistan has been providing
advance weapons to Sri Lanka for fighting LTTE at a time when India
refused to help.

It is not the first time that Pakistan is helping Sri Lanka militarily to fight
LTTE terrorists. Back in year 2000 when LTTE offensive code-named

Operation Oyatha Alaikal (Operation Ceaseless Waves) overran Sri
Lankan military positions in the north and captured the Elephant Pass
Base and entered Jaffna; it was feared that LTTE would run down
thousands of Sri Lankan troops stationed in Jaffna, Sri Lanka sought
MBRLs from Pakistan. According to Jane's Intelligence Digest, weapons
and ammunition, including artillery shells and multi-barrel rocket
launchers, were airlifted in an emergency operation from Karachi to
Colombo in May.

In 2006 as well Sri Lanka sought multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRLs)

and other advanced weapons from Pakistan when Sri Lankan
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Pakistan in March-April 2006
along with an 80-member delegation that included military officials.
India was never happy with Sri Lanka over purchase of weapons from

New players: China, Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The vacuum created by absence of active Indian support to Sri Lanka

against LTTE is being filled by new players including China, Iran and
Saudi Arabia which again is a great cause of concern for India other
than worrying about Pak-Sri Lanka military ties.

China has also been supplying necessary arms and weapons to Sri
Lanka to fight the war against the Tamil Tigers. According to recent
reports ―Sri Lanka has signed a US $ 37.6 million deal with the Beijing-
based Pol y Technologies for a wide variet y of arms, ammunition,
mortars and bombs. Sri Lanka is also getting some Chinese Jian-7
fight ers, JY 11-3D air surveillance radars, armoured personnel carriers, T-
56 assault rifles, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns, rocket -propelled
grenade launchers and missiles."

Besides China is also constructing a modern port at Hambantota in the

south with an estimated cost of one billion US dollars which will be
completed in 15 years. The port work on which was started in 2007 can
be converted into a naval base in future.

Recently Iran has also agreed to provide assistance to Sri Lanka

including training a team of Sri Lankan army and intelligence officers in
Iran, besides providing low-interest loan to enable it to purchase
defence-related equipment from China and Pakistan. Iran will also
invest US $ 1.5 billion in energy-related projects in Sri Lanka.

Similarly Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka recently have agreed to
cooperate in areas of mutual interests in the field of oil supply,
exploration and investments.

US interests:

Keeping in view long term strategic interests in the region US had

already made its presence felt with constructing Air Force base on
Diego Garcia, a coral atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a
submarine base and a Navy harbor for propositioning equipment and
supplies, in 21 fully-loaded ships at moorings, and in warehouses, for
U.S. military operations in the Arabian Gulf, the Middle East, South Asia,
and East Africa.

Diego Garcia is the permanent US outpost nearest the subcontinent as

it lies approximately 2500 nautical miles from Islamabad. The base is
approximately the same distance from Kashmir and 2200 nautical miles
from New Delhi.

The presence of American intelligence agencies in Sri Lanka since

decades is to monitor US interests viz a viz developments taking place
in the neighboring countries around India Ocean also is not a secret.
The central position of the island between the Straits of Malacca and
Hormuz further gives reasons for US interests in Sri Lanka besides it eyes
Trincomalee harbour. Since centuries Trincomalee harbour has been a
central strategic point for many powers right from Portuguese, Dutch
to Britishers. The harbour has played a significant role in WWII.

The presence of all these important countries gives Sri Lanka geo-
political importance keeping in view the bigger game for power in the
Indian Ocean.

In this scheme of things India seems to be at the receiving end

although the recent warming up of its relations with US might have
decreased concerns about US influence in Sri Lanka which India
always considered a threat to her in the past. But given the history of
US relations with its allies especially Pakistan in the region, Americans
are not considered reliable. Above all US doesn‘t tolerate potential
regional powers that challenge or tend to challenge her hegemony in
the future and undercut critical US strategic interests in Asia and India is
no exception as well.

Proximity between Indian support to LTTE and Baitullah Mehsud:

A sharp similarity between Indian active support to LTTE and pulling out
its chief Prabhakaran and militant Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and pulling
its chief Baitullah Mehsud with help of CIA is stunning.

To understand the methodology in both the cases we need to have a

close comparison of Indian support to LTTE and TTP.

Sometimes back an Indian army Gen openly accepted that India has
its assets in FATA the tribal areas of Pakistan.

The communication equipment and weapons used by terrorists in FATA

are only used by US or Indian armed forces which even are not
available with Pakistani army.

The following report appeared in Pakistan Observer Newspaper on

December 30th, 2008

Indian intelligence - RAW network in Afghanistan is the main cause of

destabilization in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — According to informed sources Indian intelligence

officials working in the disguise of diplomats in Embassy and Consulates
in Afghanistan have set up a vast covert operation network to
destabilise FATA, Northern Areas and Baluchistan engaging dozens of
Afghan, Indians, the drug dealers and other Afghan warlords.
According to sources several agents hired by the RAW were captured
recently in FATA, Waziristan and Southern Eastern areas. They have
provided loads of details claiming that the Indian had managed to
penetrate deeply inside Pakistan in collaboration with Indian paid
agents in the region.

According to one spy who was recently killed by Taliban happened to

be Indian intelligence official named as C.R. Garg working as Attaché
and Personal Secretary to Indian Ambassador in Kabul who was found
offering as much as US$2000-3200 per one foreigner killed in Pakistan.
The spy was given a telephone number for urgent contacts

Another Indian senior official named as Malkit Chand supposedly

working as Third Secretary of Education & Director of Indian Cultural
Centre is found engaged in human trafficking of Pakistani Baluch
students from Afghanistan to India for their special training. Baluchi
students particularly the children of Baluch nomads are being offered

a sum of about US$200-300 per month when they are inducted to
proceed to India.

Chandra Mohan Mishra a Third Secretary at Indian Embassy in Kabul

and a person named J. Baby working as an Attaché (Technical) are
alleged to have held several meetings with Baluch militants during
mid-2008. These Indian intelligence officials are also engaged in
financing Pakistani youths and sending them from tribal areas to
several other Central Asian states. Recently two spies were hauled up
and arrested in tribal areas carrying ‗Thuraya‘ satellite phone numbers
00-873-763095858, 00-873-763095867 and 0700501385 which belonged
to Indian intelligence officials inside Afghanistan. From the record of
calls made they were traced down in contacts with Consulate
General of India, posted at Mazar-i-Sharif named Dinesh Behari and
Vice Consul D. N. Dutta.

‗Thuraya Satellite telephone‘ is product made of a dynamic

technology which gives freedom of movement and the ability to stay
connected in more than 110 countries in Europe, North, Central Africa
and large parts of Southern Africa, the Middle East, Central and South
Asia. This means total coverage whether you are in a village, on a
mountain or by the coast. The GSM/Satellite Phones also are the
handheld phones combine three powerful technologies: satellite, GSM
and GPS allowing users the flexibility to avail seamless connectivity
outside terrestrial network and utilise global positioning overview.

Thuraya also has the World‘s Smallest Satellite Phones designed to be

the smallest and lightest phone in the satellite industry, the Thuraya SO-
2510, weighs a mere 130gm and is ideal for heavy users who require
only satellite service in areas with limited telecom connectivity like
Afghanistan and Pakistan tribal area. The SG-2520 is the only satellite
smart phone in existence; offering satellite service along with the full
range of advanced features.

Another Indian agents Sanjay Asthana working as Vice Consul at

Habibabad,, in Jallalabad was traced being in touch with above
arrested spies called ‗assets‘ using phone/fax number of 0797638744.
An Indian official based in Herat, named Manohar Gangesh is working
as Consul in Indian Consulate. He is known to remain in close contact
with local agents who organize secret meetings and trainings for
Islamic militants. A militant leader has claimed that he discovered the
telephone number of a senior Indian intelligence official Raju
Balakrishnan working as a diplomat and Vice Consul in Herat his

telephone 0799427738 retrieved from the possession of a recently
captured spy after his detailed interrogation.

According to a reliable sources early this year Indian agents

disguised as Muslim militant leaders by the name of Yasin Khan
(Original Indian name Amat Verma) and ―Nasir‖ identified as
―Santosh‖ were operating a massive network of terrorists in Jallalabad
while another so-called ―Islamic militant leader (original name Sudesh )
also operates in Khost. Local Afghan commanders, drug dealers and
military commanders of US- NATO forces are well aware of their
activities but they overlook these activities of covert operations against
Pakistan for sake of their own clandestine businesses and nature of

Suicide bombing, LTTE and Baitullah Mehsud:

LTTE has said to be the inventor of suicide bombing. FBI in a January 10

report, posted on its website under the title ―Taming the Tigers,‖
alleged that the LTTE had perfected the use of suicide bombers,
invented the suicide belt, killed some 4,000 persons in the past two
years alone and ―assassinated two world leaders — the only t errorist
organisation to do so.‖

On the other hand the militants from TTP terrorist organisation of

Baitullah Mehsud are also using the same methodology of suicide
bombing and haved also been involved in killing of high profile
Pakistani government officials including Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

In an April 2008 report, the U.S. State Department also accuses the LTTE
of engaging in abductions and extortion. Similarly the same tactic is
used by Tehrik-e-Taliban for generating money for their terrorist

‘Al-Qaeda follows LTTE text book on terror’

FBI further said in its report that terrorist groups around the world are
following LTTE.

―The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is one of the ―most

dangerous and deadly extremist outfits in the world‖ and the world
should be concerned about the Tigers as they had ―inspired‖ networks
worldwide, including the Al-Qaeda in Iraq‖, Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) said.

London, 12 February, (

Glen Jenvey a specialist on international terrorism has drawn the

copycat terror tactics of Al Qaeda borrowed from the textbooks of
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – a banned terrorist organization
by the international community.

In an analysis of the lead given by the LTTE for other terrorists

organizations to follow, he has highlighted LTTE as the mastermind that
sets the pattern for organization like Al Qaeda to pursue global

He has drawn the pattern of terror tactics followed by Al Qaeda after

the example was set by the LTTE.

Glen Jenvey focuses on the following acts of terror followed by Al

Qaeda after the LTTE has set the examples.

Fact one: The LTTE invented the modern suicide bomber and deployed
it into all their rank's against both political, military and civilian targets.
You now see Islamic groups copy the LTTE with suicide attack's.

Fact two The LTTE attack shipping off the coast of Sri Lanka blowing
ships or piracy. We then saw attacks on the USS Cole off Yemen and
then you see piracy off the coast of Somalia a strong hold for Al-
Qaeda followers.

Fact three The LTTE attack the World Trade Centre in Sri Lanka you then
see attack's by Al-Qaeda on the World Trade Centre in New York,

Fact four The LTTE has a women's section deployed into it's rank's. You
see Al-Qaeda and Chechen terrorist's who took over the Russian
theatre, use black widow women suicide bombers.

Fact five : Attack's on civilians in bus and trains in Sri Lanka where
innocent passengers were killed, Al-Qaeda in London bombed public
civilian transport in the 7/7 attack's on London transport.

Now if we have an in-depth analysis of the structure and patron of

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan it comes to fore that the terrorist organisation is
an extension of Al-Qaeda and uses the same tactics of LTTE.

Whereas India emerged as main creator of LTTE and its suicide
bombing tactics besides pulling out LTTE chief Prabhakaran and TTP
chief Baitullah Mehsud whenever they are trapped.

On the one hand if India provided logistic for importing Prabhakaran to

India through Palk Straits then on the other hand it has also provide
Baituallah Mehsud and his men with latest satellite and communication
system so that whenever danger of arrest is looming around Baitullah
could be cautioned to escape.

The claim by an Indian Gen that Indian assets in FATA intercept the
communication of Pakistan army and inform the militants of TPP in
advance about the movement and troops and their operation is clear
proof of Indian involvement in saving Baitullah Mehsud just like