India and Bangladesh armies on 6 November 2017 began the joint military exercise SAMPRITI-7 in Meghalaya’s Umroi cantonment.The exercise began with the inauguration of the up to date Joint Training Node at Umroi Cantonment which is about 25 Km from Shillong, Meghalaya.
A total of 14 officers from the Bangladesh Army and 20 Officers from the Indian Army will be taking part in this seventh edition of the Exercise SAMPRITI.
The Field Training Exercise (FTX) will see participation of one Infantry company each from the Bangladesh Army and elite Red Horns Division of the Indian Army.
The joint exercise will conclude on 11 November 2017.
About Exercise SAMPRITI
• Exercise SAMPRITI is an Indo-Bangladesh Joint Training Exercise held alternately in India and Bangladesh every year with an aim to build and promote positive relations between the Armies of India and Bangladesh.
• It aims to enhance interoperability between the two nations and enrich from each other’s experience while carrying out Counter Insurgency or Counter Terrorist operations.
• The joint exercise was first held in Assam in 2011.
When: 6 November 2017