Sri Lanka, China begin joint military training exercise ‘Silk Route- 2015’
Joint military training exercise code named ‘Silk Route- 2015′ between China and Sri Lanka has begun at Buttala in Central Sri Lanka.
It is three-week long joint military training exercise will be conducted in three phases. Phase 1 will be held June 22-28, 2015; Phase 2 will be held from June 28-July 5, 2015 and Phase 3 will be held from July 5 – July 13, 2015.
In the first phase of the 2nd joint exercise involves Sri Lankan Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China have participated.
This training will focus on weapon handling, live firing, VIP protection study and other warfare and battle skills related fields.
It will also cover other exercises such as backup vehicle movement and training, ambush drills, special mission planning, combat tracking techniques, jungle warfare and basic battle skills, aircraft and building option training, vehicle ambush drills etc.
The first stage of the ‘Silk Route – 2015′ exercise was conducted in China earlier between March 29 and April 17, 2015 following successful negotiations between armies of both nations.