Indian Army Chief meets Secretary
The visiting Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army,
General Bipin Rawat made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of
Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry, today (14th May).
General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by Mrs. Madhulika
Rawat arrived in the island on Sunday (13) making a seven day official
Secretary Waidyaratne and the Indian Army Chief had
cordial discussions during the meeting on matters of bilateral
importance and mutual relevance. They also exchanged mementos to mark
Military Liaison Officer of the Ministry Major General
DAR Ranawaka was also present at the occasion.
General Bipin Rawat, is an alumnus of St. Edward
School, Shimla, and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla; he was
commissioned to the Fifth Bn, the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles of the Indian
Army in December 1978, from IMA, Dehradun, where he was awarded the
'Sword of Honour'.
He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff
College, Wellington, the Higher Command and National Defence College
courses and, has attended the Command and General Staff Course at Fort
Leavenworth, USA. He has been awarded with a number of medals including
the UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM; COAS Commendation on two occasions and the
Army Commander's Commendation. He took office as the Chief of the Army
Staff on 31 December 2016.