Indian Army in Bangladesh to participate in 10th edition of Joint Exercise Sampriti
The exercise will focus on Counter-Terrorism and Disaster Relief operations
An Indian Army contingent is in Bangladesh to participate in the 10th edition of the India-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise.
The exercise, being conducted at Jashore from June 5-16, will focus on Counter-Terrorism and Disaster Relief operations.
#IndianArmy contingent arrived at #Bangladesh to participate in the 10th Edition of India - Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise being conducted at #Jashore, #Bangladesh from 05 - 16 Jun 22. The Exercise focuses on Counter-Terrorism & Disaster Relief Operations," the Indian Army said in a tweet on Saturday.
The previous edition of the Joint Exercise was held in Meghalaya, India in February 2020. Exercise Sampriti IX aims aimed at achieving Synergy & Interoperability between the Indian Army & Bangladesh Army. In earlier editions, contingents had worked together & share best practices in Counter-Terrorism.
Exercise Sampriti is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh. The first edition of the joint exercise was held in
2009. The exercise is hosted alternately by India and Bangladesh.
Over the years, India and Bangladesh have seen close cooperation in defence and security including including regular visits by the top military leadership.
In 2021, a joint contingent of the Bangladeshi Army had participated in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi to mark 50 years of the creation of Bangladesh and India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 War.