Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the
Air Staff is on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 11-14 Dec 17, to deliberate
on matters of mutual interest related to regional security, says an official
visit, CAS would also review the Commissioning, Award of Wings and Passing Out
Parade of the Sri Lankan Air Force Academy which is scheduled to be held on 14
Dec 17. It is the first occasion in the history of the Sri Lankan Air Force
where an Air Chief of a foreign Air Force is invited to review the prestigious
passing out parade.
This visit of the Indian Air Chief would provide
impetus towards increasing defence cooperation between the two Air Forces and
pave the way for greater interaction in the future. This would also strengthen
relationships, enable engagement in productive exchanges and promote
understanding of joint issues and challenges.