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  • 18 Oct 2021
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The 8th Edition of joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise MITRA SHAKTI was conducted in Sri Lanka.

  • The 7th edition of the Mitra Shakti exercise was held in Pune, Maharashtra in 2019.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It is based on counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in semi urban terrain.
    • It is the largest bilateral exercise being undertaken by the Sri Lankan Army and it forms a major part of India and Sri Lanka’s growing defence partnership.
    • The joint exercise is designed for incorporating the current dynamics of United Nations' peacekeeping operations through tactical exercises and practical discussions.
  • Other Exercises with Sri Lanka:

Source: PIB

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