INDO-BANGLADESH EX­ER­CISE ‘SAMPRITI 2017’ COMES TO AN END

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The ex­er­cise is aimed at strength­en­ing and broad­en­ing the as­pects of in­ter­op­er­abil­ity and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the In­dian and Bangladesh Armies while work­ing to­gether in a counter-in­sur­gency and counter-ter­ror­ism en­vi­ron­ment un­der the UN man­date. Ex­er­cise was con­ducted un­der the aegis of the Red Horns Di­vi­sion of Ga­jraj Corps and had two dis­tinct com­po­nents which in­cluded Com­mand Post Ex­er­cise (CPX) and Field Train­ing Ex­er­cise (FTX).

Troops from 38 East Ben­gal Reg­i­ment of Bangladesh Army and Ma­har Reg­i­ment of In­dian Army rep­re­sented re­spec­tive Armies dur­ing the ex­er­cise. The CPX was con­ducted at re­cently cre­ated Joint Train­ing Node, Um­roi, Megha­laya from Novem­ber 6 to 11, 2017 over six days whereas FTX was con­ducted at Counter In­sur­gency and Jun­gle War­fare School, Vairengte, Mi­zo­ram from Novem­ber 6, over a pe­riod of 13 days. The CPX fo­cused on plan­ning of coun­tert­er­ror­ist op­er­a­tions whereas dur­ing FTX fo­cus was on com­pany/pla­toon level tac­ti­cal drills. A tac­ti­cal ex­er­cise was also con­ducted dur­ing the FTX.

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