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Mitra Shakti concludes in Colombo

The sixth edition of the joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise Mitra Shakti concluded yesterday in Colombo.

The two-week long training which commenced on March 26, came to an end with a grand joint parade by the two contingents.

During the past 14 days, both contingents jointly planned and executed a series of tactical operations based on scenarios that are likely to be encountered in rural and urban environments. Commanders at various levels from both sides exercised to work in close coordination to receive and collate information, jointly plan operations and issue orders to their respective components.

Subject experts from both the contingents also held in-depth discussions on various facets of counterinsurgency and counterterrorist operations. The contingents also honed their tactical and technical skills in a wide spectrum of counterinsurgency operations. The two army contingents also shared their best practices with each other, to further enhance their learning experiences. Started in 2013, exercise Mitra Shakti is in continuation of a series of joint exercises that is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy to enhance cooperation between the armies of India and Sri Lanka. (All India Radio)

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