The Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a seven-day long official visit at the invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
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.
Army said Major General Prithi Singh, Brigadier Mukesh Aggarwal and Major Anshul Ahlawat of the Indian Army were among the deligation.
Major General Anura Sudasinghe, Senior Liaison Officer and Captain Ashok Rao, Defence Adviser at Indian High Commission and senior military Officers were also at the airport to receive the Indian Chief of the Army Staff.
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.
Moreover, he will attend wreath-laying ceremonies at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) cenotaph at Battaramulla. In addition, he is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka Military Academy at Diyatalawa, Trincomalee and Galle during his stay in the country.(DS)
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