• 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.


  • 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:

  • Naval exercise (SLINEX).

yojna ias daily current affairs 19 Oct 2021

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