In a previous conversation in New Delhi with PDAS Camp, Kumar suggested involving southeast Asian statek such as Thailand and Malaysia to restrict LTTE arms flows, and therefore was pleased at the proposed composition of the weapons procurement contact group.

67636 6/12/2006 13:15 06NEWDELHI4100 Embassy New Delhi CONFIDENTIAL 06STATE94541 "VZCZCXRO5736OO RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHLH RUEHPWDE RUEHNE #4100 1631315ZNY CCCCC ZZHO 121315Z JUN 06FM AMEMBASSY NEW DELHITO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5158INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 5842RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 2473RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 0483RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 0876RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO 5788RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA 5799RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 8791RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 0488RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 3006RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU 6469RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR 0739RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0277RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 8814RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO 0282RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 0537RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0924RUEHPF/AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH 0145RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 1816RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 3443RUEHCI/AMCONSUL CALCUTTA 4616RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI 4563RUEHKP/AMCONSUL KARACHI 4292RUEHLH/AMCONSUL LAHORE 2714RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI 3802RUEHPW/AMCONSUL PESHAWAR 3369RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDCRUEIDN/DNI WASHINGTON DCRHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HIRUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1160RHMFISS/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FLRUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 3451RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HIRHMFISS/HQ USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FLRUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC" "C O N F I D E N T I A L NEW DELHI 004100

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/12/2016 TAGS: PREL, PGOV, PTER, IN, CE

SUBJECT: MEA POSITIVE ON ANTI-LTTE CONTACT GROUPS

REF: A. STATE 94541

B. NEW DELHI 3473

Classified By: A/PolCouns Atul Keshap for Reasons 1.4 (B, D)

(C) On June 12 A/PolCouns met with the GOI Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, Mohan Kumar, to deliver ref A demarche. Kumar said that he had ""previously discussed the idea with (Foreign Secretary) Saran"", and thought it made sense to have two

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distinct contact groups to examine LTTE fundraising and arms procurement. Kumar mentioned that Canada should certainly be included in the terror financing contact group, but did not have any additional comments regarding the composition of the group or restricting LTTE arms and financing. In a previous conversation in New Delhi with PDAS Camp (reftel B), Kumar suggested involving southeast Asian statek such as Thailand and Malaysia to restrict LTTE arms flows, and therefore was pleased at the proposed composition of the weapons procurement contact group.

MULFORD "

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