The Indian Army also informed that General MM Narwane will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership and top military officials on issues such as deepening bilateral military ties as well as regional security challenges.
Colombo: Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane is on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka. On Wednesday, he paid tribute at the Indian Peace Corps War Memorial.
"Indian Army chief General MM Narwane laid a wreath at the Indian Peace Corps War Memorial (Sri Lanka) and paid tribute to the heroes of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives during the peace campaign in Sri Lanka," the Indian Army said in a statement.
"He also held talks with Sri Lankan Army veterans. Narwane arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday on a four-day visit," the statement added.
The Indian Army statement also informed that during his visit, General MM Narwane will hold talks with the Sri Lankan leadership and top military officials on issues such as deepening bilateral military ties as well as regional security challenges.
Explain that General Narwane's visit to Sri Lanka is considered important amid China's efforts to increase its influence in the island nation.
Narwane arrived in Colombo at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart General Shavendra Silva, where he was warmly welcomed by the top military commander at the airport.
Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo tweeted, "General Narwane's visit will further strengthen military cooperation between India and Sri Lanka."
It was reported that General Narwane may also meet the Supreme Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
"General Narwane will be given a special guard salute with a colorful guard turnout at the military headquarters on Wednesday," the Sri Lankan military said.
General Narwane will witness the final performance of the ongoing bilateral military exercise 'Mitra Shakti' at Maduru Oya Special Force Training School on Thursday.
The eighth edition of the 12-day bilateral military exercise began on October 4. It aims to develop joint cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism.