A 20-member military delegation of the Army War College of India is currently visiting Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour, the Sri Lankan Army said.
The Indian delegation led by Brigadier J.S Sandhu, a Directing Staff at Higher Command Wing, Army War College of India and including four senior officers, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters, Monday (10).
Lieutenant General Ratnayake expressed Sri Lanka Army's gratitude for the training opportunities that have been made available to Sri Lankan servicemen in Indian Training Institutes.
“It is the Indian Army that provides more than 80 percent of overseas training opportunities to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, for which we are grateful," he said adding that there are still about 1,000 officers who have not yet received training in India.
He expressed hope that more openings would be open in the future "thanks to the wonderful relations that both our organizations are maintaining at present.
The visiting Brigadier Sandhu has commended the Sri Lankan Army standards and told the Commander that Indian Armed Forces are using Sri Lankan experiences in the warfare in their training modules and other programs.
Brigadier Sandhu has assured that the Indian Army would do all possible to further promote sound relations between both organizations.