Answer

There can be 2 buttons added to the UINavigationItem using the following approach one to the right named as "Send" and other to the left named as "Cancel"

  1.  UIBarButtonItem *sendButton = [[[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithTitle:NSLocalizedString(@"Send", @"")       style:UIBarButtonItemStyleBordered  target:self action:@selector(sendMessage:)] autorelease];
  2.    
  3.     self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = sendButton;
  4.    
  5.     UIBarButtonItem *cancelButton = [[[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithTitle:NSLocalizedString(@"Cancel", @"")       style:UIBarButtonItemStyleBordered  target:self action:@selector(cancelMessageSend:)] autorelease];
  6.  
  7.    
  8.     self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = cancelButton;