Exercise SAMPRITI-VIII between Bangladesh Army and Indian Army সংবাদ বিজ্ঞপ্তি

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High Commission of India


Press Release

Exercise SAMPRITI-VIII between Bangladesh Army and Indian Army

As in the past, Indian Army contingent comprising 170 personnel will participate in a joint training exercise ‘SAMPRITI-8’ in Bangladesh from 02-15 March 2019.  The Indian Army contingent will arrive at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport on 01 March 2019 in Indian Air Force special aircraft IL-76.

This is the 8th edition of the joint training exercise which will be conducted at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS) Cantonment, Tangail.  The exercise is aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between Bangladesh and Indian Army and enrich from each other’s experience while carrying out counter insurgency or counter terrorism operations.  For the first time in the history of Exercise SAMPRITI series, both the Armies will undertake exercise related to relief/response operations related to natural disaster viz. earthquake, flood etc.         

The joint exercise was first held in Assam, India in 2011 and since then  both the countries have been hosting the exercise alternatively.  Last year, the training exercise was conducted at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram.

After completion of the exercise, the Indian Army contingent will depart to India on 16 Mar 2019 from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in an Indian Air Force special IL-76 aircraft.

The holding of such joint exercises is symbolic of the strong defence cooperation between the two countries.


March 01, 2019