Indian Military chief Normal Manoj Mukund Naravane met Sri Lanka’s prime navy management on Wednesday and mentioned steps for additional enhancing the superb bilateral defence cooperation.
Gen Naravane, who arrived right here on Tuesday on a four-day go to on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Gen Shavendra Silva, known as on Normal GDH Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Secretary, Ministry of Defence, and mentioned steps to take ahead the superb defence cooperation between Sri Lanka and India, the Indian Military stated in a tweet.
He additionally visited the Military Headquarters the place he carried out Turnout Inspection and obtained a Guard of Honour. “COAS complimented the Guard for impeccable ‘Turnout & Parade’,” it stated in one other tweet.
Gen Naravane known as on Gen Shavendra Silva and mentioned points associated to boosting bilateral defence cooperation between two nations. He additionally interacted with the senior officers of the Sri Lankan Military throughout the go to, the Indian Military stated.
Gen Naravane laid a wreath at Indian Peace Protecting Drive (IPKP) Battle Memorial right here and paid tributes to the bravehearts of the Indian Military who laid down their lives throughout the Peace Protecting Operations in Sri Lanka. He additionally interacted with the veterans of the Sri Lankan Military.
He had served within the IPKP in Sri Lanka’s north and east from 1987-1990. “(His) Go to will pave (the) manner for deeper cooperation in defence between India and Sri Lanka,” the Indian Excessive Fee right here stated in a tweet on Tuesday.
Throughout his go to, Gen Naravane is anticipated to name on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who’s the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
On Thursday, he’ll witness the ultimate demonstration of the continuing bilateral Train ‘Mitra Shakti’ at Maduru Oya Particular Forces Coaching College within the east.
India and Sri Lanka final week started a 12-day mega navy train with a give attention to enhancing counter-terror cooperation on the Fight Coaching College within the island nation’s jap district of Ampara.
The eighth version of the ‘Mitra Shakti’ train from October 4 to fifteen obtained underway with the participation of an all arms contingent of 120 Indian Military personnel, headed by Colonel Prakash Kumar.
The joint navy train has been designed to boost understanding of transnational terrorism, inter-operability expertise, conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of one another’s finest practices and experiences, the Sri Lanka Military stated.
The annual coaching programme, which has largely contributed to strengthen bilateral navy cooperation, understanding and bonds of neighbourly relations between each companies, takes place alternately both in India or Sri Lanka yearly, it added.
Gen Naravane’s go to is going down per week after Overseas Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Sri Lanka and met the nation’s prime management and underscored the significance India attaches to expeditiously taking ahead mutually helpful initiatives. Shringla had additionally thanked President Rajapaksa for his steerage and shut cooperation within the defence and safety sphere.