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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rajiv Gandhi attacked by a Sri Lankan soldier : Video

When i saw the photograph of Angela Merkel inspecting the guard of honour in Delhi, this story of the Sri Lankan soldier who tried to attack Rajiv Gandhi came into my mind. The incident happened in 1987, the day after the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord was signed. I had only heard about this incident. Today, i found a video of this on YouTube.



India had to pay a heavy price for the involvement (during Rajiv Gandhi's government) in the Sri Lankan civil war. 1100 Indian soldiers died in the conflict and Rajiv Gandhi was killed by the LTTE. And the Sinhalese and Tamils haven't stopped fighting yet. Will Sri Lanka ever be peaceful again?

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