Indo-Bangladesh Armies To Hold Joint Exercise In Meghalaya (Image: Indian Army) (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
The Indian Army and its Bangladesh counterpart will take part in joint exercise i.e. Sampriti-IX in Meghalaya’s Umroi. It is to be noted that the two-week-long joint military exercise between the Indian Army and Bangladesh Army will begin from February 3, 2020. The joint exercise will send on February 16, 2020.
As part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, the exercise 'Sampriti-IX' will tress particularly on counter-terrorist operations. This will be the ninth edition of the joint endeavour hosted alternately between the two countries.
“During the joint exercise, a command post exercise (CPX) and a field training exercise (FTX) will be conducted,” the news agency PTI quoted the defence official as saying. “For the CPX and the FTX, a scenario where both countries are working together in a counter-terrorism environment will be simulated under the UN Charter,” the official added.
The FTX curriculum is progressively planned where the participants will get familiar with each others organisational structure and tactical drills. Subsequently, a joint tactical exercise will be conducted during which battle drills of both the armies will be practised.
The defence official further added that the training will come to end with a final validation exercise in which troops of both armies will jointly practice a counter-terrorist operation in a controlled and simulated environment.
“In addition to understanding each other at tactical level, greater cultural understanding will be emphasized to strengthen military trust and cooperation between the two nations,” the official concluded.