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Mitra Shakti: Indo-Lanka military exercise in Pune from Friday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Armies of and will hold a 13-day joint exercise in beginning Friday with a focus on enhancing interoperability in counterterror operations.

The 'Mitra Shakti 2017' will be the 5th edition of the joint excerise between the armies of the two countries.

The exercise will take place in from October 13 to 25, a senior defence ministry official said.

The Mitra Shakti series of exercises has been one of key defence cooperation initiatvies between the two countries since 2013.

The exercise is taking place at a time when the region faces evolving security dynamics.

The 4th edition had taken place in last year.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 23:02 IST