Thirty Nine officers attached to the DefenceServices Command and Staff College are now on a visit to India on a familiarization programme sponsored by the Indian High Commission.

The officers will not only be exposed to the functioning of all three Service Headquarters at New Delhi but will also get familiarized with routine of tri-services field formations. A press release issued by the Indian High Commission said.

It further said,several interactions with top Armed Forces officials and visits to various industries and cultural sites have also been scheduled during the visit. The visit is being facilitated by High Commission of India, Colombo.

In order to mark the significant event, Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Vinod K. Jacob and Assistant Defence Adviser Lt Col Puneet Sushil, visited DSCSC on 4 September 2021 to interact with the delegation and to personally see them off for the visit to India.

During the interaction, Deputy High Commissioner stressed that India and Sri Lanka have centuries old umbilical linkage underpinned by Buddhism and people to people ties. Thus, the initiative has hit the “right chord” and is central to constructively engaging with the hearts and minds of Sri Lanka Armed Forces.

Maj Gen Lalith Herath, Deputy Commandant, DSCSC sincerely appreciated India’s efforts and persistent support towards realization of the visit. He also underlined that the visit would immensely contribute towards developing greater understanding among the student officers about India’s culture, technical prowess and the structure of elite Indian Armed Forces.


This would provide an ideal platform to develop personal and everlasting bonds of friendship between the Armed Forces of the two countries who already share a deep and robust professional relationship the Indian High Commission said in tis press release.


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