Visiting Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari donated two sets of AN-32 propellers to the commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.
The signing of the official documents to hand over the two sets of AN-32 propellers took place at the No. 2 Heavy Transport Squadron premises in SLAF Base Katunayake.
On the culmination of the request made by the commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana during the recently concluded Defense Dialogue between India and Sri Lanka to enhance the operational capabilities of the military forces, GOI expressed its preliminary approval for the donation of two sets of AN-32 propellers from Indian Air Force.
This assistance will be noteworthy to enhance the operational capabilities of the Sri Lanka Air Force paving way to sustain the serviceability of the AN-32 aircraft fleet for operational requirements of transportation of passengers, cargo, air maintenance, scheduled services, and overseas operations.
Meanwhile, the official plaques were exchanged between Chief of the Air Staff and Commanding Officer of No 02 Squadron Group Captain Nuwan Welagedara to mark this admirable event of the Squadron’s history. After concluding the formalities, an interactive session was conducted with the graceful presence of Chief of the Air Staff and officers of the SLAF Base Katunayake which will be followed by lunch.
This event was attended by the Director General Aeronautical Engineering Air Vice Marshal Ranjith Senanayake, Base Commander SLAF Base Katunayake, officers and other ranks of the Base.
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