'Mithra Shakthi' progressing successfully
[Oct 27 2016]
The 4th India- Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise 'Mithra
Shakthi' has successfully entered its third day today (27th October) at
the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters in Ambepussa. The
Exercise began on Monday (24th October) with the participation of 45
Indian army troops and 45 Sri Lankan infantrymen.
'Mithra Shakthi' is designed to enhance understanding
of transnational terrorism, inter-operability skills, conduct of joint
tactical operations, sharing of each other's experiences, etc, According
to army media sources, participants will receive extensive knowledge on
'Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)',
'Chemical Weapons', 'VIP Protection', 'Battle Obstacles', 'Biological
Hazard Detection, Monitoring and Reconnaissance' during the course of
the next two days.
The Exercise is conducted under the close supervision
of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and
coordinated by Major General Chagie Gallage, Director General Infantry
of the Army. Brigadier Sujeeth Shivaji Patil of the Indian Army is among
the observers of the Exercise.
The Exercise has previously been conducted twice in
India and once in Sri Lanka. 'Mithra Shakthi' will formally conclude on
November 06th after the final exercise on the 04th (November).