SAMPRITI: Indian, Bangladesh armies Begin joint military exercise

SAMPRITI: Indian, Bangladesh armies Begin joint military exercise

India and Bangladesh commenced the 11th edition of the annual joint military exercise, 'SAMPRITI-XI' in Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise is alternatingly organised by both countries.
The exercise scheduled for 14 days will engage approximately 350 personnel from both sides.

The exercise underscores the importance of

  • enhancing interoperability between the two armies
  • sharing tactical drills
  • promoting best practices. 

This exercise signifies strong bilateral defence cooperation initiatives.

The Bangladesh contingent comprises 170 personnel, led by Brigadier General Mohammed Mafizul Islam Rashed, Commander of 52 Bangladesh Infantry Brigade. The lead unit from the Bangladesh Army side is the 27 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment.

The exercise will also witness participation by personnel from diverse units such as artillery, engineers and other supporting arms and services from both sides.

SAMPRITI exercise has witnessed ten successful editions till 2022 since its inception in Assam's Jorhat in 2009.