IAF Chief Begins 4-Day Visit To Sri Lanka


Colombo: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today began a four-day visit to Sri Lanka to explore ways to expand cooperation between the air forces of the two countries.

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa will also deliberate with top brass of Sri Lanka’s defence establishment on issues relating to regional security.

In a statement, the defence ministry said the visit would provide impetus towards increasing defence cooperation between the two air forces.

“This (the visit) would also strengthen relationships, enable engagement in productive exchanges and promote understanding of joint issues and challenges,” it said.

During the visit, the IAF Chief would also review the commissioning and passing out parade of the Sri Lankan Air Force Academy on December 14.

“It is the first occasion in the history of the Sri Lankan Air Force where an Air Chief of a foreign Air Force is invited to review the prestigious passing out parade,” the defence ministry said.