India and Bangladesh Army commenced joint military exercise


 

After a joint exercise with Russia and Kazakhstan, India has commenced a joint exercise with its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. The joint exercise is named Sampriti 17. The exercise is focused on enhancing military cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

The exercise will last for one week and is being conducted at the Joint Warfare Center in Umroi cantonment of Meghalaya. It was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding Gajraj Corps, Lieutenant-General AS Bedi. The exercise is the seventh edition of Sampriti and is held alternately in India and Bangladesh every year to build and promote positive relations between the two countries.

Nearly 14 officers from the Bangladesh Army and 20 officers from the Indian Army are taking part in the exercise along with 100’s of soldiers from both the countries.

“The Indian Army believes that the joint Army exercise is a signal that both India and Bangladesh understand the emerging threat of transnational terrorism and are united in countering this menace,” according to a statement.