Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Exercise – Cormorant Strike X-2019 begins

Colombo, Sep 4 (BAN/ AD): ‘Exercise – Cormorant Strike X-2019’ the 3 week long joint military exercise in which thousands of Lankan armed forces personnel as well as personnel from foreign nations started Tuesday, September 3. This is 10th joint exercise Army said.

The exercise is taking place at the Minneriya Operational Headquarters in which 2400 Army, 400 Sailors and 200 Airmen, including 80 plus foreign military participants and observers from 10 countries took part. The Exercise at ground level formally begins on Wednesday (4).

Using special operational tactics, the 2400 Infantrymen, including largely the Commandos, Special Forces and Mechanized Infantry Regiment troops of the Army, 400 Sailors and 200 Airmen, together with those foreign military representatives and observers from Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Russia, Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria and Zambia are scheduled to join the mega Exercise during specific locations as directed by the Director, FTX, Major General Laksiri Waduge.

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