'Exercise-Mithra Shakthi' joint exercise in India
'Exercise-Mithra Shakthi', the annual Sri Lanka- India
bilateral exercise is underway in the general area of Aundh Military
Station in Pune, India. According to army sources the exercise with the
participation of Special Operation Forces (SOF) of both Indian and Sri
Lankan armies will go on for two weeks.
The exercise is designed by both armies with a view to
share knowledge and experience between their SOFs. The initial exercise
was carried out in India in 2012 with the second being held in Sri Lanka
at the Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School in 2014.
Army sources further say that, plans are also afoot to
conduct 'Exercise Sarp Vinash' with the aim of conducting joint cordon
and search operations in rural / semi urban terrain by joint task forces
of both armies.