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Army Chief Bipin Rawat meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremsinghe

He also met state defence minister Ruwan Wijewardena and defence secretary Kapila Waidyaratne on the first day of his engagements.

Earlier, General Rawat was greeted with a formal military Guard on his arrival at Sri Lankan army headquarters.

He met his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahesh Senanayake and shared views on bilateral and current issues that are relevant to both organizations.

The discussions also centred on ongoing training programmes for Sri Lankan Army Officers and possibilities of further enhancement of training openings at Indian army establishments.

Both sides agreed that the spirits of good understanding and cooperation that prevails between both organizations should be further strengthened and encouraged as friendly neighbours.

They both also discussed the importance of evaluating security threats in the region and tackling them through exchange of information and intelligence.

General Rawat  reached Colombo last evening on a five-day official visit to Sri Lanka.

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