Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Indo-Srilankan Defence Dialogue Commences

The inaugural defence dialogue between the Defence Secretaries of India and Sri Lanka was held here yesterday. Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma and the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Shri GotabhayaRajapaksa co-chaired the meeting alongwith their delegations, comprising the officers of the Defence Ministries and the Armed Forces of the respective countries. Regional security situation including issues of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region dominated the inaugural Annual Defence Dialogue.

The Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma and his Sri Lankan counterpartMr.Gotabhaya also called on the Defence Minsiter Shri AK Antony in South Block. Various issues relating to bilateral defence interactions came up for discussion at the meeting.


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