South Asia and Beyond

Indo-Sri Lanka Accord & A Painful Chapter Of India’s Military History

NEW DELHI: It was a unilateral accord, conceived and formulated by India and Sri Lanka, despite not being happy with it, had to sign on the dotted line. The Indo-Sri Lanka accord of 1987 also left the majority Sinhalese community of Sri Lanka angry and the Tamil Tigers sore. It also led to India’s first majority deployment abroad, in the form of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale looks at a political blunder by India that led to a humiliating military defeat.

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