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'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' in progress

'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018' in progress

[September 12 2018]


'Exercise - Cormorant Strike IX - 2018', the tri forces joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) that commenced on Thursday (06) is in progress, with the participation of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and foreign participants. The FTX organized by the Army for the 9th consecutive year is joined by 2500 Army, 400 Navy and 200 Air Force personnel together with 100 foreign military participants and observers from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sudan, Turkey, UK, USA and Zambia.

As a part of the mock exercises on Sunday (09), saw troops launch an operation to apprehend 'insurgents' hiding in a train at the Welikanda Railway Station. Special Forces rider teams supported by urban fighting teams, including foreign troops were involved in this operation.

Yesterday (11), a mock operation was launched to secure the release of two foreigners taken hostage by a group of terrorists in Nandativ island, Kalpitiya. Commando troops along with Naval troops, were involved in this mock operation.

The Exercise is scheduled to end after the 'Critical Engagement' on September 26 at Kuchchaveli.

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