India-Bangladesh joint military Sampriti-X exercise begins

DEFENCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The tenth edition of the joint Military Exercise ‘Sampriti-X’ between the Armies of India and Bangladesh began at Jeshore in Bangladesh. The exercise will continue till June 16 of this year.

Since 2010, the Armies of India and Bangladesh participating in the bilateral exercise.

The exercise is conducted on focusing joint counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation. This exercise is an opportunity for greater cultural understanding to strengthen trust and cooperation between the armies of both nations.

The exercise was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding (GOC) 55 Infantry Division and Area Commander Jessore Area Major General Md. Nurul Anwar. The Indian side is being led by Brigadier General Rupesh Shehgal of the Indian Army in the exercise. 

It is an important bilateral military exercise to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. The exercise will be conducted as Command Post Exercise (CPX) and Field Training Exercise (FTX). 

The exercise will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops from both armies will jointly practice a counter-terrorism operation in a simulated environment. Both the armies will gain from each other’s vast experience and will further contribute to peace and stability in the region.

Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defense cooperation endeavour conducted alternately by both countries which aim to strengthen and widen the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between both armies. The Sampriti exercise is hosted by both countries alternately. In 2019, it was held in Bangladesh, following which in 2020, it took place in India.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The joint Military Exercise ‘Sampriti’ between the Armies of India and Bangladesh commenced at Jeshore in Bangladesh. 
  • This year, the exercise will mark its tenth edition of the exercise. 
  • The exercise is conducted on focusing joint counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation. 
  • This exercise is an opportunity for greater cultural understanding to strengthen trust and cooperation between the armies of both nations.
  • It is an important bilateral military exercise to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. 

   Facts to know:

  • Exercise ‘Sampriti’ was started in 2010 for the first time.
  • Exercise Bongosagar - Naval exercise between India and Bangladesh.
  • Eastern Bridge - Air Force exercise between India and Oman.
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