Monday, March 10, 2008

India Pledges Maximum Support for the Anti-Terrorism Drive by Sri Lankan Government

Sri Lanka's Army chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka stated that, Indian defence officials have pledged maximum support for the Governments plan to completely eliminate terrorism and bring ultimate Peace to Sri Lanka.

The visit aimed at enhancing 'better understanding between the two armies in terms of defence and training, He also confirmed that the current programs in the pipeline are on schedule.

During this official visit he met with Defence Minister A.K Antony, Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, Indian Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major.

The Army Commander also visited Jammu and Kashmir for an operational briefing on the situation at the Line of Control (Loc) that divides the state between India and Pakistan.

He also thanked all the neighboring states for the support that is extended in combating and eliminating terrorism from Sri Lanka.