India – Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti – 2023

  • Ninth edition of Joint Military exercise “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023”.
  • Commenced today 16 Nov in Aundh (Pune).
  • Will be conducted from 16th to 29th November 2023.
  • Indian contingent consists of 120 personnel, represented by the MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY Regiment.
  • Sri Lankan side represented by its 53 Infantry Division.
  • 15 personnel from Indian Air Force and five personnel from Sri Lankan Air Force are participating.



  • To jointly rehearse conduct of Sub Conventional operations under Chapter VII of United Nations Charter.
  • Includes synergising joint responses during counter-terrorist operations.
  • Tactical actions such as raid, search and destroy missions, heliborne operations, etc.
  • Army Martial Arts Routine (AMAR), combat reflex shooting and Yoga.
  • Employment of Drones and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems besides helicopters.
  • Drills to secure helipads and undertake casualty evacuation during counter-terrorist operations.
  • Wide spectrum of combat skills.
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