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    Indo-Sri Lanka joint exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-2015′ from September 29

    In continuation with the series of joint exercises between Indiaand Sri Lanka to enhance build military-to-military co-operation and interoperability, both countries will take part in “Exercise Mitra Shakti-2015″ in Pune from Tuesday (September 29).

    The Sri Lankan contingent will arrive at the Aundh Camp on Tuesday. This will be the third joint training exercise between the two armies, said a Ministry of Defence statement.

    The aim of the joint training is to share the best military practices and promoting healthy military-to-military relations between the two armies and developing joint strategies by sharing expertise of conducting operations.

    The idea is to tap the rich repository of experience of each other and extract maximum learning value from the joint training.

    Forming part of different levels of the military to military engagement across the entire spectrum of operations, this exercise will enrich the two contingents in further honing basic military skills.

    The 14-day-long exercise is being planned with the basic objective of enhancing confidence and trust between the two militaries, which are often called upon to engage in anti terrorism operations including those under the UN mandate.

    Both armies will also uphold the values of peace, prosperity and stability in the region.

    Senior military observers of both the countries will be attending the final tactical exercise scheduled to be held at Aundh Military Station on October 10 and 11.

    Courtesy (ANI)

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