Differing with his ministerial colleague and Union Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju, Tamil Nadu Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan added his voice to the growing clamour against training of Sri Lankan military personnel in India. He demanded that the two officers now in the country be sent back immediately. Mr. Vasan said his party unit in the State was in full agreement with other political parties on this issue and would soon meet Defence Minister A.K. Antony to press the demand. He is the first Congress Minister to speak against his ministerial colleague Mr. Raju, who had justified the training on the ground that Sri Lanka was a friendly country.]]>

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