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India-Sri Lanka military exercise starting today, political ties will be strengthened

India and Sri Lanka are going to launch a joint military operation from Monday. In this 12-day exercise, work will be done on anti-terrorist operations. The eighth edition of the Mitra Shakti exercise will be conducted from October 4 to October 15 at the Combat Training School in Anpara, Sri Lanka. It is being told that after this military exercise, the relationship between the two countries will strengthen. The Defense Ministry said that the all-armed contingent of 120 personnel of the Indian Army will work with the Sri Lankan Army Battalion to focus on improving counter-terrorism and counter-terrorism cooperation. “The objective of the exercise is to share best practices in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations,” the statement said.

This exercise is being done in Sri Lanka. The eighth edition of the Mitra Shakti exercise will be conducted from October 4 to 15 at the Combat Training School in Ampara, Sri Lanka, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. A contingent of the Indian Army reached Sri Lanka on Sunday to take part in the Mitra Shakti exercise. The Indian Army tweeted that they were accorded a traditional welcome there by the Sri Lankan Army.

The Defense Ministry said that this joint exercise between the two countries is designed to engage UN peacekeeping operations through strategic exercises and practical discussions, the ministry said, adding that this exercise will further enhance the relationship between the two countries. It will help a lot in strengthening. The ministry also said that it will act as a catalyst in bringing synergy and cooperation between the two armies at the ground level.

The seventh such edition was organized at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh Military Station in Pune in December 2019. In that edition, a contingent from the Indian Army’s Kumaon Regiment and Sri Lanka’s Jemunu Watch Infantry Regiment participated.

The contingents carried out exercises on perception management and information warfare, human rights and humanitarian law, as well as counter-terrorism and counter-terrorism (CI-CT) operations in urban and rural environments, news agency PTI reported.

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