Indian Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), embarked on a
four-day official visit to Sri Lanka recently. During the visit, the CAS is scheduled to meet
the Hon’ble President of Sri Lanka, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the
Hon’ble State Minister of Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Commanders of
Sri Lanka Air Force, Army ; Navy, and the Defence Secretary.
The CAS is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Commander of Sri Lanka
Air Force, Air Marshal SK Pathirana. During the visit the CAS shall also interact with
student officers of the National Defence College, Sri Lanka and visit the Sri Lankan Air
Force Academy. The visit of the CAS will enhance the existing professional ties and
bonds of mutual cooperation between both the Nations.