India & Bangladesh hold joint counterterrorism army drill (PHOTOS)
The ninth installment of the Sampriti exercise is meant to help the militaries of the two countries learn about each other's tactical and organizational peculiarities. The joint field operation will simulate a UN-mandated counterterrorism push conducted by India and Bangladesh in tandem in a difficult mountainous and jungle terrain.
"In addition to understanding each other at tactical level, greater cultural understanding will be emphasized to strengthen military trust and cooperation between the two nations," a statement from the Indian military said.
Meghalaya: Ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise 'SAMPRITI-IX' commenced at Umroi on 03 Feb 2020. The main focus of this edition of the fourteen days joint exercise is on Counter-Terrorism Operations in mountainous and jungle terrain. pic.twitter.com/laJui5ZhZG— ANI (@ANI) February 3, 2020
The exercise kicked off on Monday with an opening ceremony and a parade jointly reviewed by Brig Rajesh Sharma of the Indian Army and Brig Gen Md Shafiul Azam, who heads the Bangladeshi force. The visiting team comprises 31 officers and 138 troops of other ranks.
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