INDIA'S REACTION ON FRESH CONSIGNMENT OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT FROM NORWAY TO TAMIL MILITANTS
Asked about the reports that the liberation tigers of tamil eelam had acquired a fresh consignment of radio broadcasting equipment
from norway ,Mr . kanwal sibal , foreign secretary of indian government said that ' jury is out ' on whether it was an FM ,with short range capability, or a longer range shortwave, capable transmitting into south asia.
If it was of longer range '' we will evalute it differently'' he said.
source - THE HINDU - daily newspaper-9-12-2002
Tamil tigers has not shown any reaction on these news.
however , there may be widespread expectations among media that indian government will not be serious on LTTE'S intention to extend their shortwave radio coverage beyond srilanka.since the tigers had already used shortwave facilities for south asian coverage so many years [ upto 2000]. Also the indian co-alition government was supported by some pro-ltte parties like samata party[ it's leader - george fernandes-defence minister], MDMK,DMK, PMK etc.