Indian Air Force chief arrives in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 16:01

Colombo: Indian Air Force Commander Air
Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik on Sunday arrived in Sri Lanka,
beginning his four-day official visit in which he will meet
President Mahinda Rajapaksa along with top officials.

Naik was accorded a welcome by his Lankan counterpart
and Acting Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan
Goonethilake at the airport.

During his stay the Indian Air Chief will have several
meetings with top officials of the Sri Lankan government and
the defence establishment including the Secretary of Defence
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Service Chiefs.

He is also scheduled to visit Sri Lanka Air Force base
at Katunayake, the home of Sri Lanka`s fighter jet squadron.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 16:01

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