NEW DELHI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- India has put its army and navy on high alert along its southern coast to prevent fleeing Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels from entering the country, said the private Indo-Asian News Service on Wednesday.
The news service quoted a top commander of the Indian army, Vice Chief Lt. Gen. Noble Thamburaj, as saying that the southern command of the Indian armed forces has put its personnel on high alert to prevent fleeing Tamil Tiger cadres from entering the country.
"The Coast Guard and the Indian Navy form the first tier (of defense). We have some troops deployed to ensure LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) don't enter (India)," the news service quoted Thamburaj as saying.
The Sri Lankan government forces are in the final stage of routing out the 26-year-old rebellion of LTTE in the northern part of the island nation.