Exercise Mitra Shakti VII between Indian and Sri Lankan armies in Pune from Dec 1-14

Pune, November 26, 2019: The seventh edition of India – Sri Lanka joint training exercise, Exercise Mitra Shakti- 2019 is scheduled to be conducted at Foreign Training Node (FTN) of Aundh Military station, Pune, from 1 – 14 December.

The aim of this joint training exercise is to build and promote positive relations between armies of India and Sri Lanka with focus on sub unit level training for counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in urban and rural environment under United Nations mandate.

The joint exercise is designed for incorporating the current dynamics of United Nations peace keeping operations through practical and comprehensive discussions and tactical exercises. The joint effort will also focus on achieving the desired level of interoperability and cohesive operational ability of the troops from both India and Sri Lanka through mutual exchange of operational experience and best practices.

Exercise Mitra Shakti – 2019 is aimed at sending a strong message to all the member nations of the United Nations of the intent, commitment and capability of the militaries of both India and Sri Lanka towards maintaining world peace and upholding the mandate of United Nations.