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Ninth edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise begins in Meghalaya

New Delhi: The ninth edition of Indo-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise SAMPRITI-IX commenced at Umroi, Meghalaya. The main focus of this edition of the fourteen days joint exercise is on Counter-Terrorism Operations in mountainous and jungle terrain.

Defence Ministry has said that a delegation comprising of 31 officers and 138 other ranks of Bangladesh Army and a company group of Indian Army will participate in the joint military exercise.

The Bangladesh Army contingent is led by Brigadier General Md Shafiul Azam. Both armies will familiarise each other in various tactical drills and procedures.

The exercise started yesterday with gala opening ceremony which included an impressive parade by both the army contingents and mesmerising band display.

The joint exercise will culminate on 16th Feb after a validation exercise.

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