A complete of 23 plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy would take part in the grand occasion.
Sri Lanka is “Priority One” partner for India in the defence sphere, the Indian High Commission in Colombo stated in an announcement on Sunday.
It stated the peace of mind of India’s fullest cooperation in the sphere of defence and safety was not too long ago reiterated to Sri Lanka’s management by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval throughout his go to to Colombo for a trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation talks.
Doval attended the high-level trilateral maritime dialogue in Colombo amongst India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives in November final 12 months. The assembly – hosted by Sri Lanka – occurred after six years. The final assembly was held in New Delhi in 2014.
The assertion underlined that the participation of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy plane and personnel in the seventieth Anniversary celebration of the SLAF is indicative of the rising cooperation, camaraderie and friendship between the Armed Forces of the 2 nations.
“As a gesture of solidarity, and in maintaining with years of shut interplay and camaraderie between the 2 international locations and their militaries, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy will take part in the occasion with an Aerobatic Display by Sarang (Advance Light Helicopter), Surya Kiran (Hawks), Tejas Fighter Aircraft, Tejas Trainer and the Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft,” it stated.
“The deployment of such wide selection and large stock of aircrafts and helicopters of IAF and Indian Navy is testimony to the sturdy bonds of friendship and shut interoperability shared between the corresponding forces of India and Sri Lanka providers,” the Indian mission stated.
It stated that every one the Indian plane on show are ‘Made in India’ and as such signify the indigenous technical prowess of Indian analysis and improvement sector and reliability of merchandise of India’s defence trade.
Tejas Trainer, on show for the primary time, would additionally afford the chance of impartial sorties for the Sri Lankan pilots, accompanied with the Indian pilots while adhering to related strict well being pointers, the assertion stated.
During the deployment, the officers from Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Navy can even have firsthand expertise onboard the Indian Navy’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft Dornier, it stated.
Sri Lanka Air Force pilots and Sri Lanka Navy observers will fly together with the Indian crew. This is in continuation of the half yearly Dornier coaching sorties being facilitated for SLAF/SLN, it added.