Guard of Honour for Indian Army Chief


A special army parade has been organized at the army headquarters today to honor the Indian Army Chief General Dalbeer Singh who is on a five day official visit to the island.

The Army Media Unit states that the Indian Army Chief is to schedule to meet Premier Ranil Wickramasinghe today as well as to meet Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, Army General and the Defense secretary.

Expecting to provide an impetus to defence cooperation between India and Sri Lanka and discuss issues of bilateral relevance, Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday (29) afternoon on a five-day long official visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.

A red carpet welcome ceremony, coloured by traditional Ves dancers greeted him on arrival at the tarmac at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.