Aizawl, November 17: After the green flag to ‘Bandhan Express’ between India and Bangladesh, Sampriti’17 has cemented the relations between the two nations. It was a thirteen days exercise between the armies of India and Bangladesh. The exercise concluded today at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte.
Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman of Bangladesh Army and Major General M S Ghura of the Indian Army presided over the closing ceremony.
The exercise is aimed at strengthening and broadening the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies while working together in a counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism environment under the UN mandate. Exercise was conducted under the aegis of the Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps and had two distinct components which included Command Post Exercise (CPX) and Field Training Exercise (FTX).
Both contingents i.e. 38 East Bengal Regiment of Bangladesh Army and Mahar Regiment of Indian Army displayed great enthusiasm and professionalism while carrying out joint drills and skill displays during the conduct of exercise and it was a great learning experience for both the contingents. The troops have not only learnt about each other’s organisation, but have also identified best practices.
The exercise was a great success and has taught valuable lessons to the troops of both the countries. Joint Exercises between Armies across the world are increasingly becoming an important aspect of the bilateral relations. Exercise SAMPRITI between the armies of India & Bangladesh was not only symbolic of their maturing relationship but will also built trust and confidence between both Armies.