Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit at the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. This visit is with an aim to take forward the military cooperation between the two countries to the next level.
DG Coastguard and Army Chief’s visit to Sri Lanka is seen as a very important step in strengthening India’s relation with Sri Lanka. Within a week, two army chief’s visit made clear that the Modi government is moving forward towards enhancing military and tactical relations with the neighbor country.
During his stay in Sri Lanka, the visiting Army Chief is scheduled to call on the President, Prime Minister, State Minister of Defence, Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri-forces Commanders and a few others.
“During the visit from May 14 to 17, the Army Chief is scheduled to meet the senior most political and military hierarchy of Sri Lanka,” the Army said in a statement.
”Indian Army has been catering not only for varied training requirements of the srilankan army including imparting specific trailor made training in different fields but also providing military hardware support,” The Army Said.
Lieutenant General Senanayake together with President of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) Mrs Chandrika Senanayake were welcomed the visiting India’s Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat and his spouse, Mrs Madhulika Rawat at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Apart from meeting the senior leadership of the three services of Sri Lanka, Gen Rawat is also scheduled to meet the regional military commanders in Kandy and Trincomalee, Army officials said.
General Rawat will also be visiting the Sri Lanka Military Academy in Diyatalawa.