LTTE continued to covertly backed by RAW even after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE in 1991 and IPKF
and LTTE fell apart.
Except that soon the IPKF
was also fighting the LTTE because it would not fall in line with Indian aspirations.
Fakat bu girisim IPKF
'nin guc kullanarak LTTE'yi silahsizlandirmaya calismasi nedeniyle catismalarin sonlanmasindan cok artmasina neden olmustur.
According to him, both the Defence Ministry and the Army have refused to declassify documents pertaining to the 1962 war, let alone any relating to the more recent conflicts, such as the IPKF
operation in Sri Lanka.
India, which is Sri Lanka's closest neighbour with only the narrow strip of water called the Palk Strait separating the two countries, and having a strong Tamil population in its Tamil Nadu province in the south intervened in the conflict in the eighties, but its diplomatic, and later military intervention through the so-called peace keeping forces (IPKF
) only added to the complexities of the issue.
India agreed to establish order in the north and east with an Indian Peace-Keeping Force (IPKF
) and to cease assisting Tamil insurgents.
He was awarded the Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, the second highest decoration for senior officers during operations in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF
(Indian Peace Keeping Force).
Intervention in Sri Lanka: The IPKF
The two and a half year campaign by the IPKF
(Indian Peace Keeping Force) resulted in the death of approximately 12,000 Sri Lankan Tamils, the destruction of much of Jaffna, and a protracted guerilla war with the Tamil Tigers (Whittaker; Spencer).
Needless to say, the misnamed Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF
) achieved neither of its objectives, experiencing instead a humiliating defeat at the hands of the guerrillas.
In Sri Lanka the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF
) is said to have done the same things to women in the Jaffna area.
Yes, India did send in IPKF
, on request from the all-powerful Sri Lankan President of the day, the late J R Jayewardene.