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Army Chief to begin 4-day crucial visit to Sri Lanka today

The Army said Gen Rawat will hold talks with top political and military leadership of Sri Lanka and explore new areas of military-to-military cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries.

The visit assumes significance in light of India’s persistent efforts to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and military cooperation based on mutual interests and understanding. 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 will inaugurate a communication laboratory at School of Signals, Kandy, conceptualised and established by the Indian Army, to train the personnel of Sri Lanka Army Signal Corps. The Army Chief will also be visit the Sri Lanka Military Academy at Diyatalawa to exchange best practices related to pre-commissioning training being followed by the two armies.

Apart from interaction with the senior leadership of the three Services, General Bipin Rawat will also be meet the Regional Military Commanders at Kandy and Trincomalee.

The visit is yet another milestone in reaching out to our immediate neighborhood and take forward the military to military cooperation to the next level.

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