India-Bangladesh exercise SAMPRITI-2016 to start from Nov.5

New Delhi [India], Nov.2 : A joint military training exercise called SAMPRITI 2016 will be undertaken between Indian and Bangladeshi troops in Tangail, Bangladesh, from November 5 to 18.

Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh and will be the sixth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.

The joint exercise SAMPRITI 2016 will simulate a scenario where both nations are working together in a counter insurgency and counter terrorism environment under the UN Charter.

The exercise curriculum, according to Colonel Rohan Anand, spokesman of the defence ministry, is progressively planned where the participants will initially get familiar with each other's organizational structure and tactical drills.

Subsequently, the training will advance to joint tactical exercises wherein the battle drills of both the armies will be practiced.

The training will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops of both armies will jointly practice a counter terrorist operation in a controlled and simulated environment.

Source: ANI