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'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' begins

'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' begins

[September 07 2018]

The preparatory induction ceremony of the 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018', the Field Training Exercise (FTX) of the joint tri-services was held at the Minneriya Operational Headquarters on Thursday (06 September), states Army media. The 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' is organized by the Army for the 9th successive time, this year.

2500 Army, 400 Navy and 200 Air Force personnel together with 100 foreign military participants and observers from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sudan, Turkey, UK, USA and Zambia are taking part in the Exercise scheduled to begin today.

Exercise maneuvers are to be carried out in areas covering Eastern, Central, Western and North Central Provinces. The Exercise will end after the 'Critical Engagement' on September 26 at Kuchchaveli. The formal closing ceremony will be held on the following day.

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