'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' to commence tomorrow
[March 25 2019]
'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' between the Indian Army
and the Sri Lanka Army will begin at Diyatalawa 1 Gemunu Watch (GW) camp
premises on Tuesday (26 March). According to Army media, the two-week
long exercise is designed to further strengthen military relations
between the two armies.
The joint exercise will see 120 Army personnel from
each country taking part in maneuvers held with the aim to share
knowledge on military tactics, experience, exchange of infantry
technicalities, counter terrorism practices, long range reconnaissance
patrol (LRRP), small group operations, effective employment of infantry
weapons, simulated attacks on terrorist hideouts, suicide bombing,
improvised explosive devices (IEDs) etc.
The Indian side is led by Colonel Parthasarathy Roy,
Colonel Sombit Gosh, Major Pujam Manhas and Major Rohith Kumar Tripathi.
General Officer Commanding, 21 Division, Brigadier Kumar Jayapathirana
will function as the Exercise Director.
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