The largest LTTE training camp, now defunct traced in Tamil Nadu


The largest LTTE camp was located at Kolathur in Tamil Nadu.


The village, 11 km from the Mettur dam in the Salem district, was one of the places in Tamil Nadu where LTTE carders were trained in the early 1980s to fight the Sri Lankan forces.


The camps were held from 1984 in various parts of the country, including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, to train the militants in the use of modern arms.


The camps were under the control of the Central agencies.


Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi decided to offer military training to the cadre of different Tamil militant groups a move which Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran supported.


However, the Union government claimed that they were meant to train the militants in self-defence.

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