Pune: The seventh edition of the joint training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise Mitra Shakti concluded on Saturday at Aundh Military Station, Pune. Contingent comprising of 120 personnel each from Sri Lankan and Indian Army participated in the exercise. The two week long exercise focused on enhancing interoperability for developing the capability to undertake joint operations in counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate.
The themes chosen for the joint training exercise were both, live & contemporary affecting both the nations, the joint training exercise concluded with a 48 hour long culmination exercise which was witnessed by Senior Military & Defence officials of the Indian Army as well as representatives of the Sri Lankan Army.
The culmination exercise showcased the standards achieved by the contingents during the joint training and demonstrated the commitment as well as capabilities of the participating armies in working closely with ecah other to maintain world peace under the United Nations flag.
The conduct of such bilateral military training exercises is an important step to uphold the values of peace, prosperity, international brotherhood & trust.