Pakistan When India proved reluctant to provide Sri Lanka with weapons, the insurgency-plagued island nation turned to Pakistan. In May 2000, with separatist Tamil Tiger rebels about to recapture their former capital of Jaffna, Pakistan President Musharraf provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of much-needed armament to the Sri Lankan government. In May 2008, Lt-Gen Fonseka of the Sri Lanka Army held talks with his Pakistan Army counterparts concerning the sale of navy equipment, weapons, and ammunition. The sale of twenty-two Al-Khalid major battle tanks to the Sri Lanka Army was finalised throughout these talks, in a deal price over US$100 million. Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa's taking on as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India, on 15 January 1949. With impact from 26 January 1950, the date India became a