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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 06.25 GMT

Indian Air Chief pays tribute to IPKF


Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik paid a floral tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), who made the supreme sacrifice during their tenure in Sri Lanka.

The Air Chief made the tribute at a ceremony held in front of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) memorial, Battaramulla yesterday (17).

The Indian Air Chief attended the event as part of his 4 day official visit to the island.

Over 1000 IPKF soldiers lost their lives whilst battling against the LTTE combatants.

The Chief of SLAF Staff, Air vice Marshal PB Premachandra, Director Aeronautical Engineering Air Commodore PDJ Kumarasiri, Director Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Air Commodore RJ Pathirage were present at the occasion which was also attended by several SLAF Officers and other ranks personnel.






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