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Know about IAF's Operation Poomalai in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

New Delhi: On the 4th of June 1987, India stopped the siege of Jaffna by the Sri Lankan army. It was a humanitarian intervention but also a symbolic gesture.  And the Sri Lankan president Jayewardene

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: December 29, 2013 7:12 IST


Unopposed by Sri Lankan forces, the mission arrived back over Bangalore at 1813 hours, where they were greeted with much jubilation.

Within two months, on 29 July, 1987, the India-Sri Lanka accord was signed, and the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPFK) was sent to northern Sri Lanka. And that, is a different chapter altogether.

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