- Published on Friday, 07 September 2012 11:32
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The annual joint military exercise of the Sri Lanka tri forces code named 'Cormorant Strike lll' will begin on 10th September.
Exercise "Cormorant Strike" is a brainchild of Secretary Defence which involves amphibious landing followed by operation on land under simulated combat action. The exercise gives an opportunity to the different elements of the tri forces to rehearse the concept of amphibious operations and enhance own skills.
This year the joint military exercise will take place in the Eastern Vakarai area from 10th to 25th September with the participation of around 2000 tri forces personnel. A number of military personnel representing China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives are scheduled to participate and also observe the exercise while India will join the observing team.
The exercise will comprise of mock raids on boat yards, amphibious landings, taking of high value targets, reconnaissance, surveillance on targets, airborne and seaborne operations, path-finding missions, ambushes, search operations, counter terrorist actions and hostage rescue mission and other military exercises.
Through these exercises different levels of command will be exercised improving ability of command, decision making and how they evolve different plans to match the concept already evaluated and need to put into practice.