The joint military exercise between troops of India and Bangladesh “Sampriti” was concluded on Thursday, witnessing participation of a company group of Rajputana Rifles’ 9th Battalion from the Indian Army and the Company of 36 East Bengal Battalion, Bangladesh Army at Tangail.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das graced the closing ceremony, who highlighted the special bonds between the two nations.
The exercise was the 8th edition in the Sampriti series, which started in 2009.
Exercise Sampriti strengthens and broadens interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It is the fourth Indo-Bangladesh exercise at Tangail, Bangladesh and compliments number of other exchanges and exercise between the two forces, an Indian Army spokesperson said.
The commanders and staff officers of both sides were exercised to work in close coordination to receive and collate intelligence and to issue suitable operational orders to the joint field training components who executed these orders on ground in simulated realistic situations.
The joint training culminated in a validation exercise conducted at Bangabandu Senanibas Cantonment, Tangail in which subunits of both armies executed the plans.
The validation exercise was reviewed by senior officers from both sides.
Besides training, both contingents also participated in a number of activities including friendly volleyball and basketball matches.