Twelve-day mega military exercise ‘Mitra Shakti’ between the Indian Army and the genocidal Sri Lanka Army began on October 4th at Combat Training School, Ampara in Sri Lanka.
The eighth edition of the ‘Mitra Shakti’ exercise from October 4 to 15 got underway with the participation of an all arms contingent of 120 Indian Army personnel, headed by Colonel Prakash Kumar, the Sri Lankan Army said, PTI reported.
The joint military exercise has been designed to enhance understanding of transnational terrorism, inter-operability skills, conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of each other’s best practices and experiences, it said.
The participating Indian troops – for the exercise at the Combat Training School in Ampara involving tactical level operations at the sub-unit level in an international counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism environment – arrived on an Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday, the Army said.
The seventh edition of the Mitra Shakti exercise was conducted at the Foreign Training Node (FTN) in Pune in 2019.