01st December 2015 18:02:48 Hours
General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Indian Army currently in Sri Lanka paid courtesy calls on Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) at the office of the CDS and Commander, Sri Lanka Air Force on Tuesday (01).
During the brief interactive meeting, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke shared views on matters of military importance and general issues. The brief meeting culminated with exchange of symbolic mementos.
Meanwhile, General Dalbir Singh paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala at the Air Force Headquarters Colombo on the same day after he met the CDS. He was accorded a Guard of Honour and warmly received by the Commander of the Air Force on arrival.
They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interests and bilateral importance. Mementos were also exchanged to mark the occasion, symbolizing the goodwill of the two friendly forces during the meeting with the Commander of the Air Force.