Sri Lankan Armed Forces have been successful not only in establishing government writ by flushing out the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) but also have exposed the expansionist designs of India in the region. Interviews and discussions with diplomats and defence analysts suggest that LTTE defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces had indirectly dealt a greater blow to India which had invested billion of dollars on LTTE over the past three decades. January 19, 2009 was a momentous day for the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. CNN-IBN and other media were rife with reports of absconding of dreaded LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran to India. With troops advancing towards the last bastions of Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka has achieved a victory, which is matchless in the annals of its war history with LTTE. This speaks volumes of the devotion and resilience of the Sri Lankan Army to put the Genie back to where it belongs; in the bottle. Conceived, created and financed by the RAW, the LTTE had orchestrated mayhem of terror for decades in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, time has now finally run out for India's favourite son, LTTE head honcho Velupillai Prabhakaran, also known as Thambi, wanted by Interpol since 1991 for terrorism, murder, organised crime and terrorism conspiracy. Notwithstanding his deep association with India, he waged war against Sri Lankan Armed Forces ostensibly for the three fundamental demands; Tamil homeland, Tamil nationality and Tamil right to self-determination. His affinity was and will always remain with India; the dream of Tamil land just being a faade. He has no baggage in Sri Lanka. Mathivathani Erambu, his wife whom he married in Madras (now Chennai) lives in Chennai with his daughter, Duwaraka, and sons, Charles Anthony and Balachandran. Under these traumatic circumstances, India is the only safe haven where he could recuperate from his wounds, both physical and emotional. What had enabled Prabhakaran to continue fighting so long was India's support to his arms smuggling operations through Tamil Nadu. LTTE had used Indian fishing vessels to transport lethal weapons. However, the enigmatic personality, whose tales of bravery were a source of inspiration for future rebel fighters fled to India with tail between his legs as soon as he sensed danger. Now, there seems to be no end to Prabhakaran's misfortunes. Even though, his terror empire has been trampled, he was stridently hopeful that his "allies", nay RAW would be able to muster enough international support to coerce Sri Lanka into stopping the war until such time he would hold out. He always knew that he was an asset far too precious for RAW to be squandered. His handlers in India had an escape route open for him to flee. It was in keeping with this strategy that some Tamil Nadu politicians led by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi ran riot in Chennai a few weeks ago demanding that the Central government intervene immediately to put an end to Sri Lank's War On Terror. Indian diplomats, the world over, mounted massive disinformation campaigns to jolt foreign governments into making Sri Lanka opt for a truce. Is it not ironical that on one hand, India unleashes terror in neighbouring countries and shields criminals wanted by Interpol, while on the other hand cries foul when it becomes the victim itself? Unfortunately, for Prabhakaran, Mumbai terror attacks had compelled India to fine-tune its policy towards terrorism and his Indian handlers could no longer overtly support him. India is in mourning over the inevitable demise of LTTE. RAW must have gone into overdrive contemplating possible measures to recoup the losses. In the event of Colombo's victory against LTTE, India cannot afford to have a peaceful Sri Lanka as its neighbour. Not only does it violate the Nehru doctrine, but also a stable Sri Lanka will pose to be formidable rival in SAARC where India has been left in doldrums to perpetuate its hegemonic design. It is widely believed that RAW would still come up with some game plan to make up its geo-political and geo-strategic losses with potential option to refurbish Prabhakaran and his band of rogues and induct them back in Sri Lanka as a potent force. Guided and backed up by handlers in New Delhi, Prabhakaran and his supporters are likely to wage guerrilla warfare in a renewed bid to turn the Colombo's victory into a pyrrhic one by taking the battle to the main cities of Sri Lanka.