11th December 2017 14:49:52 Hours
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, presently in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill visit, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at the Army Headquarters Monday (11) morning.
Major General Shavendra Silva, Adjutant General at the Army Headquarters received the visiting Indian Air Force Chief.
A Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour presented by Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops saluted the visiting Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on arrival at the Army Headquarters before he was conducted to the Commander’s Secretariat.
At the entrance to the Commander’s Secretariat, he was warmly received by his Sri Lankan Army counterpart and introduced to his Principal Staff Officers who in turn greeted the visiting Indian Chief of the Air Staff.
Talks that followed at the Commander’s office largely centered on bilateral cooperation and matters of mutual interest to both organizations. Two more officers of the Indian Air Force were also associated with the brief meeting.
The visiting Indian Air Chief left his signature in the VIP book afterwards as the Commander of the Army looked on. An exchange of mementos, signifying the importance of their interaction, took place later on before the visiting Air Chief Marshal of India took leave of the Commander.