The Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, called on accused war criminal and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
According to Sri Lankan President’s Media Division, General Naravane stated India highly expects stability of neighbouring countries for the regional security President’s Media Division said.
The Indian Army Chief said that Indian Army officers will be given the leadership training after being appointed as a Brigade Commander, and explained the retiring age limit of each rank.
Nearly a thousand Sri Lankan Army officers receive military training in India annually. In addition to that, a specially designed training course for 50 Army officers will be provided in the near future at the request of the Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, the Indian Army Chief said.
“General MM Naravane #COAS laid a wreath at Indian Peace Keeping Force War Memorial, #Sri Lanka & paid tributes to the #Bravehearts of #IndianArmy who laid down their lives during the #PeaceKeeping Operations in #SriLanka. #COAS also interacted with the veterans of #SriLankanArmy,” India’s Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted yesterday.
The Indian Peace Keeping Forces are accused of committing widespread atrocities, including shelling a hospital, several massacres, enforced disappearances, and sexual violence while occupying the North-East during the destructive ‘peacekeeping’ campaign between 1987 and 1990.