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India- Sri Lanka joint military training exercise 'Mitra Shakthi' ends

India- Sri Lanka joint military training exercise 'Mitra Shakthi' ends

[Nov 08 2016]

The 4th India -Sri Lanka joint military training exercise came to a formal end during a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), Headquarters in Ambepussa. The 14 day Exercise began on 28th last month (October) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), Headquarters in Ambepussa.

An Indian contingent of 45 Army personnel, including 6 officers took part in the two-week long Exercise, while the Sri Lanka Army contingent was comprised of similar number of troops from the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), states army media sources. The Exercise is designed to enhance understanding of transnational terrorism, inter-operability skills, conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of each other's experiences.

The head of the Indian delegation, Brigadier Sujeeth Shivaji Patil was the chief guest of the closing ceremony.

The Exercise was conducted under the close supervision of Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and coordinated and supervised of Major General Chagi Gallage, Director General Infantry.

The annual training programme has previously been held twice in India and once in Sri Lanka at the Commando Regiment Training School in Kuda Oya.

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