|Black Sea Tigers failing yet again!|
|Monday, 03 November 2008|
“LTTE is indeed desperate to score some spectacular success in the maritime domain while it is facing defeat on many land fronts. Even the aerial attacks have had very limited success.”
by Commodore RS Vasan IN(Retd)
(November 01, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) Apropos report on the failed suicide attack by four suicide boats of the Sea Tiger wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) this morning (Nov. 01) the failed attacks appear to have fallen in to a pattern that would not be to the liking of the Black Tigers In the attack this morning the SLN claimed that their Special Boat Squadron and the Rapid Action Boat Squadron have neuatralised the attack and have killed about 17 sea tigers while five of their own were injured in the engagement. Their desperate and repeated attacks have been foiled almost routinely by the Sri Lankan Navy with marginal success by the suicide squad of the LTTE occasionally .It is obvious that the Sea tigers are losing their edge .
As per reports from the Tamilnet, the tiger mission was led by Black Sea Tiger Lt. Col. Ilakkiyaa, a lady deputy commander of the Sea Tigers, who sacrificed her life along with Black Sea Tiger Commando Lt. Col. Kuperan. For the planners in the LTTE HQ it would be an agonising process of great concern to keep losing trained cadres at regular intervals with failed or partially successful missions.
LTTE is indeed desperate to score some spectacular success in the maritime domain while it is facing defeat on many land fronts. Even the aerial attacks have had very limited success .The SLN has been able to thwart such attacks in the seas by ensuring that there is proper surveillance and its own commandos are deployed in areas where such attacks are likely to take place.
(Courtesy : Sri Lanka Guardian )
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