Curtain Raiser for strong defence cooperation: India, Bangladesh to knot joint military exercise Sampriti 2019

NewsBharati    27-Feb-2019

New Delhi, February 27: Aiming to strengthen and broaden aspects of interoperability and cooperation between Indian and Bangladeshi Armies, the defence cooperation between both the countries will hold a joint military exercise called Sampriti-2019. This joint military exercise is scheduled to be held at Tangail, Bangladesh from March 2 to March 15.

 

The exercise Sampriti-2019 is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh and this will be the eighth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries. The exercise will involve tactical level operations in a counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment under the UN mandate.

In addition to understanding each other in tactical level operations, emphasis will also be laid for greater cultural understanding to strengthen military trust and cooperation between the two nations.

Last year, the Sampriti exercise included a field training exercise at Vairengte, and a command post exercise at the Umroi cantonment in Meghalaya. This is the eight such joint exercise between India and Bangladesh. Exercise Sampriti is held alternately in India and Bangladesh every year.