Gen Naravane discusses strategic ties with Lankan Prez Rajapaksa

Gen Naravane discusses strategic ties with Lankan Prez Rajapaksa

Indian Army Chief Gen M Naravane (L) with his Lankan counterpart Gen Shavendra Silva. AP/PTI

Colombo, October 13

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane met Sri Lanka’s top civilian and military leadership on Wednesday and discussed steps for further enhancing the excellent defence cooperation between the two neighbouring countries.

Going strong

Significance of strong defence ties was stressed. There were focussed discussions on enhancing existing ties between Armed Forces of India and Sri Lanka. —Gen Mukund Naravane, Indian Army Chief

Gen Naravane, who arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Gen Shavendra Silva, called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, and discussed issues of mutual and strategic cooperation, the Indian Army said in a tweet.

The Indian Army chief also called on PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Tribute paid

Gen Naravane laid a wreath at Indian Peace Keeping Force War Memorial and paid tributes to the bravehearts of the Indian Army who laid down their lives during the Peace Keeping Operations in SL. — PTI

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