New Delhi: Seeking closer military ties,
Sri Lanka has asked India to provide more avenues for training
its personnel in Indian Army`s various training institutions.
During the maiden three-day Army-to-Army staff-level
talks, Sri Lankan Army also sought frequent exchange of
instructors between the two countries to learn from the
experiences of each other, Army officials said here.
"Sri Lankan Army wants us to increase the number of
vacancies for its officers and men in our various training
academies and schools at different levels," they said.
The composite delegations of both the armies are being
led by Additional Director General International Cooperation
Maj Gen IP Singh from the Indian side and Military Secretary
Maj Gen HCP Goonetilleke from the Sri Lankan side.
"They have also sought our cooperation in improving
English-speaking skills of their personnel and also want us to
cooperate in setting up a dedicated disaster management
apparatus like the National Disaster management Authority in
their country, they said.
The talks seek to encourage an institutionalised and
focused approach to the defence cooperation road map of the