Wednesday, February 01, 2012

India, Sri Lanka hold Inaugural Defence Dialogue

The Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka, Shri Gotabhaya Rajapaksa called on the Defence Minister, Shri A. K. Antony, in New Delhi on January 31, 2012.    (PIB photo)
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 Gotabhaya Rajapaksa 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 counterpart Mr. 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.  (PIB)