Eighth India-Bangladesh joint military exercise from March 2

Eighth India-Bangladesh joint military exercise from March 2

Agency News

Dhaka, Feb 28 :The eighth edition of the 13-day India-Bangladesh military exercise would begin from March 2 and aimed at strengthening and broadening the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the two countries and enrich from each other’s experience while carrying out counter insurgency or counter terrorism operations.

Indian Army contingent comprising 170 personnel will participate in the joint training exercise ‘SAMPRITI-8’ in Bangladesh from March 2 to 15.

The Indian Army contingent will arrive at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport on March 1 in Indian Air Force special aircraft IL-76. HCI dhaka, a press statement said here on Thursday.

This is the 8th edition of the joint training exercise which will be conducted at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS) Cantonment, Tangail.

For the first time in the history of Exercise SAMPRITI series, both the Armies will undertake exercise related to relief/response operations related to natural disaster viz. earthquake, flood, the statement added.

The joint exercise was first held in Assam, India in 2011 and since then both the countries have been hosting the exercise alternatively. Last year, the training exercise was conducted at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram.

After completion of the exercise, the Indian Army contingent will depart to India on March 16 from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in an Indian Air Force special IL-76 aircraft. (UNI)