Indian Army Chief in Sri Lanka for goodwill visit…
October 13, 2021
The Chief of Army Staff of India, General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (October 12) at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart.
Sri Lankan Army Commander General Shavendra Silva, together with his spouse Sujeewa Nelson – the President of Army Seva Vanitha Unit – extended a warm reception to the visiting Indian Army Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, his spouse and the delegation who are on a five-day-long goodwill tour.
The delegation consisted of his spouse, Mrs Veena Naravane, President of Army Wives Welfare Association, Major General Rajeev Thapar of General Staff, HQ Army Training Command, Major General Vikrant Naik, Military Assistant to the COAS and Colonel Mandeep Singh Dhillon.
During his official visit to Sri Lanka, General Naravane is scheduled to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Service Commanders. He is also expected to witness Exercise Mitra Shakti, one of the largest bilateral military exercises in the region. Further, he would participate in Gajaba Day celebrations as the Chief Guest. General Naravane is scheduled to deliver a talk at DSCSC, Batalanda and interact with students and faculty.