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Military proves its mettle

Army, Navy and Air Force join exercise code-named ‘Cormorant Strike’

A joint Army, Navy and Air Force exercise code-named ‘Cormorant Strike’ is being carried out in Silawatura, Mannar, at present.
Around 2,500 security forces personnel are taking part in the exercise.
Forty naval and aircraft including the Shakthi naval vessel, Kfir aircraft, MI 24 helicopters, Y12 and MI 17 also participated in the Cormorant Strike.
Security forces personnel from the commando regiment and Special Forces directly are involved in ground battle.

They were brought to the land from the Shakthi ship by Navy vessels.
This amphibious landing was jointly coordinated by senior security officials in the Tri-Forces.
Commando troops also landed with the support of helicopters.
“This exercise commenced a few days ago. During that period, troops have already been deployed for the preliminary operations and main operation. These troops will gain all the territories that have been designed as an enemy area,” military spokesman Major-General Ubhaya Medawala said.

Through this exercise, different levels of command will be exercised in command ability, decision making ability, and how they evolve different plans to match the concept already evaluated and need to put into practice. The gained pluses as well as shortcomings will be taken into consideration, following this operation
This is the first time in the history of Sri Lankan security forces that such a joint exercise is being held.
Military exercises are to be conducted regularly to gauge and assess military effectiveness of any army or armed forces, Major-General Medawala told the media in Silawatura, Mannar.

(Pix by Rukshan Abeywansha)