The Indian ambassador in Colombo stated on Monday that mutual understanding, trust, and cooperation are key to enhancing the security of India and Sri Lanka.
India also presented the Sri Lanka Navy with a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to further their bilateral defense partnership.
Ranil Wickremesinghe, the president of Sri Lanka, attended the handover event.
At the Sri Lanka Airforce base in Katunayake, which is close to the Colombo international airport, Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, vice chief of the Indian Navy, and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay presented the maritime surveillance aircraft to the Sri Lanka Navy. Ghormade is in the country for a two-day visit.
“Understanding, trust, and cooperation between India and Sri Lanka improve security. India’s most recent donation to this cause is a Dornier 228 “At the handover ceremony, High Commissioner Baglay made a statement.
“The donation of a Dornier to @airforcelk is relevant to and a step toward meeting India’s requirements for maritime safety and security, just like other fruits of cooperation with India. It demonstrates how India’s power amplifies that of its allies “added he.
India was commemorating its independence for the 75th year at the time of the celebration.
According to sources in New Delhi, Sri Lanka is receiving the aircraft from the Indian Navy’s inventory to help the country meet its immediate security needs.
A team from the Sri Lankan Navy and Air Force has already received thorough training from the Indian Navy on how to fly the maritime surveillance aircraft.
According to a senior official in New Delhi who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “Sri Lanka has been a significant partner of India and we will continue to enhance our bilateral defense cooperation in the months and years to come.”