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Army Exercise Mitra shakti-VI

Army Exercise Mitra shakti-VI

Topics Covered:

  1. India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  2. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 

 What to study?

For Prelims:

  • Salient features of the Mitra Shakti Exercise

For Mains:

  • Significance of the exercise key challenges of insurgency and terrorism, piracy, strengthening of bilateral ties with neighbours

Context:

Exercise MITRA SHAKTI is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India & Sri Lanka. The joint exercise for the year 2018-19 will be conducted from 26 March to 08 April 2019 in Sri Lanka.

Aim of the Exercise

  • Build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries
  • To enhance ability of joint exercise commander to take military contingents of both nations under command.
  • It involves tactical level operations in an international Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist environment under United Nations mandate.
  • It will go a long way in further cementing relationship between both the nations
  • It will act as a catalyst in bringing synergy and cooperation at grassroots levels between both the armies.

Source: PIB

 

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