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* Indian Army Southern Command delegation visiting Sri Lanka
Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 11:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: A three-member delegation comprising Commander of the Indian Southern Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh has arrived in Sri Lanka on a five day friendly tour.

The Indian Commander and the delegation called on Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at Army Headquarters Wednesday (19) evening.

The Indian Commander has received a comprehensive presentation that elaborates Sri Lanka Army's present day roles as well as training modules in the newly-established Army Training Command (ARTRAC) at Diyatalawa which is identical to the ARTRAC of the Indian Army, the Army said in a statement.

The Indian delegation has provided insight to further support fine-tuning of Sri Lanka's ARTRAC since it provides training support to soldiers in all facets of development and dissemination of concepts and doctrines in the art and science of warfare.

The two commanders have discussed matters of relevance to both Armies as well as further enhancement of training slots in both organizations.

Lieutenant General Singh has also called on the Chief of Staff at Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters, High Commissioner of India and Chief of Defence Staff.

The visiting Indian Army delegation also laid floral wreaths at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) memorial at Sri Jayewardenepura, Battaramulla and paid their respects to the fallen officers and soldiers of the IPKF, who served in Sri Lanka fighting against the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

During IPKF operations against LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka in the period from 1987 - 1990, a total of 1,138 Indian Army personnel were killed in the north and east while fighting with the Tigers. Another 2,762 IPKF soldiers sustained injuries.

The Southern Command is one of the oldest and the largest Army units in India.

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