India-Bangladesh exercise Sampriti 2016 begins in Bangladesh
The sixth edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise ‘Sampriti 2016’ concluded on November 18. The exercise is on counter-terrorism operations in mountainous and jungle terrain under the United Nations Mandate. To achieve interoperability in joint operations the troops from both sides would acquaint themselves with respective approach of the two armies towards the conduct of such operations. A comprehensive training programme spanning 14 days has been drawn up for the purpose. The Mahar Regiment is representing the Indian contingent.
Sampriti series of bilateral exercises is one of the major bilateral defence cooperation initiatives between India and Bangladesh. The previous joint exercise with the Bangladesh Army was conducted successfully in the year 2015 at Binnaguri, West Bengal. The Indian contingent is scheduled to return to India on termination of the exercise in the third week of November 2016.