Joint army training exercise in Meghalaya

Joint army training exercise in Meghalaya”

The six-day training exercise aims to improve the “interoperability of the two nations.” It further endevours to learn from each others experience while carrying out Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist operations, a Defence statement said. "FTX would include participation of one Infantry company each from the Bangladesh Army and elite Red Horns Division of the Indian Army", Colonel Konwer said.

The drills, titled "Exercise Sampriti", will be held in the northeastern border states of Meghalaya and Mizoram until November 18 and be divided into two phases.

He said the Joint Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017 will send a strong signal to the world that both India and Bangladesh understand the emerging threat of transnational terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder united in countering this menace.

Shillong: Officers of the India and Bangladesh armies began a joint training exercise at the Umroi Cantonment in Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district on Monday.

“Insurgency and terrorism are menaces and both the nations are severely affected, ” the statement added. The military combat exercise is organised to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in a semi-mountainous jungle terrain to bolster bilateral military ties.

This is the 7th edition of the joint training exercise.

The joint exercise was first held in Assam in 2011 and since then both the countries have been hosting the exercise alternatively. Furthermore, it was disclosed that the Indo-China joint exercise will also likely take place in Meghalaya next year where it was expected that top officials of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China will be attending the meet.

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