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India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 kicks off

The 5th India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started on 13th October 2017 with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune. This India- Sri Lanka exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations. The Infantry company from India- Sri Lanka is taking part in the same.

Oct 14, 2017 10:17 IST
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The 5th India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 started on 13th October 2017 with a grand Opening Ceremony conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune.

This India- Sri Lanka exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations. The Infantry company from India- Sri Lanka is taking part in the same.

The Opening Ceremony inaugurated with flawless parade, followed by skill displays carried out by troops from both the countries.

The stunning display of Unarmed Combat, Khukri Dance and Pipe Band was carried out by Indian Army and Udarata Narthanaya by Sri Lanka Army.

The fly past by two Cheetah helicopters of Indian Army Aviation carrying national flags of both countries was held at the start of the opening ceremony.

The Sri Lanka- India combined training exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2017 in its 5th edition will send a strong signal to the world that both India and Sri Lanka understand the emerging threat of terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder in countering this menace.

The exercise will be conducted for next 14 days upto 26 Oct 17 & will involve sharing and learning from each others experiences.

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