‘Mitra Shakthi’ boosts strength & friendship - Indian Army Chief

TPL | Published: 9:47 AM Oct 17 2021
Local ‘Mitra Shakthi’ boosts strength & friendship - Indian Army Chief

The final mock demonstration of the largest-ever joint Exercise ‘Mitra Shakthi VIII’ by the Sri Lanka Army and the Indian Army culminated yesterday (16) at Maduru Oya Army Training School grounds.

It was graced by General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army as the chief guest and his host, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

An all arms contingent of 120 Jawans of the Indian Army, headed by Colonel Prakash Kumar, Commanding Officer and an equal number of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army, commanded by Major Mahesh Pathiraja, participated in the exercise that kicked off on 03 October.

The India-Sri Lanka bilateral joint Exercise is designed to enhance understanding of transnational terrorism, inter-operability skills, conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of each other’s best practices and experiences.

The Indian Army Chief said “Mitra Shakti” means strength and friendship and this exercise further deepened those ties, and that “I sincerely believe to have more such for such programmes organized in future too in order to share our experiences and military knowledge,”

General Shavendra Silva attributed the exercise as a very valuable opportunity for both armies to improve their professional standards, individual competencies and bilateral working relations while sharing each other’s experiences which also contribute to the goodwill of both countries.

TPL | Published: 9:47 AM Oct 17 2021

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