India-Bangladesh holds military combat exercise ‘Sampriti’ to counter terrorism
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 6: The Indian and the Bangladeshi army will take part in an intensive combat exercise at Indian's Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Mizoram.

As per reports, the military combat exercise is organised to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-mountainous jungle terrain to bolster bilateral military ties. The Exercise Sampriti will start from today till November 18.

 

"It sends a strong signal to the world that both India and Bangladesh understand the emerging threat of transnational terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder united in countering this menace," defence official Colonel C. Konwer told the media.

"It also aims to enhance interoperability between the two nations and enrich from each other's experience while carrying out counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism operations," he added.

Sampriti will include a field training exercise at Vairengte, and a command post exercise at the Umroi cantonment in Meghalaya, an Indian officer said.

This is the seventh such joint exercise between India and Bangladesh. Exercise Sampriti is held alternately in India and Bangladesh every year. The previous edition was held at Tangail in Dhaka last year.