Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka on May 14 for strong military ties

NEW DELHI: With objectives to further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and military cooperation based on mutual interests and understanding, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be visiting for the first time to Sri Lanka on Monday.
The tour will culminate on May 17.
“During the visit, Gen Rawat is scheduled to meet the senior most political and military hierarchy of the island country,” an Indian Army Spokesperson said.
Indian Army has been catering not only for varied training requirements of the Sri Lankan Army including imparting specific tailor-made training in different fields but also providing military hardware support.
During the visit, the Chief of the Army Staff shall be inaugurating a communication Laboratory at School of Signals, Kandy, conceptualized and established by the Indian Army, to train the personnel of Sri Lanka Army Signal Corps, the Indian Army Said in a statement.
The Army Chief shall also be visiting the Sri Lanka Military Academy at Diyatalawa to exchange best practices related to pre-commissioning training being followed by the two armies.
Gen Rawat shall also be meeting the Regional Military Commanders at Kandy and Trincomalee.
The visit is yet another milestone in reaching out to our immediate neighborhood and takes forward the military to military cooperation to the next level.