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23rd October 2017 17:36:43 Hours

Sri Lankan Troops in ‘Mitra Shakthi’ Treated to ‘Deepavali’ Treat

The Sri Lankan contingent, attending the Exercise ‘Mitra Shakthi’, now underway in India as a joint exercise of both Sri Lankan and Indian Armies was invited to take part in Deepavali Day (Oct 18) celebrations, marked by all their counterparts in the course.

Sri Lankan troops were treated to sweetmeats and traditional food varieties on the occasion and enjoyed a firework display, staged by both civilians and course mates as dusk fell.

On Thursday (19), members of the Sri Lankan contingent participated in a 10 km long endurance run inside the Aundh military cantonment after both contingents underwent rifle firing and machine gun firing training sessions on the following day.