Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh commenced the 11th edition of the annual joint military exercise, SAMPRITI, at Umroi in Meghalaya, on October 3. The exercise, alternatingly organised by both countries, signifies strong bilateral defence cooperation initiatives.
The 14-day exercise will engage approximately 350 personnel from both sides. It underscores the importance of enhancing interoperability between the two armies, sharing tactical drills, and promoting best practices.
The Bangladesh contingent comprises 170 personnel, led by Brigadier General Mohammed Mafizul Islam Rashed, Commander of 52 Bangladesh Infantry Brigade. Indian contingent mainly comprises troops from a battalion of Rajput Regiment. Brigadier SK Anand, Commander of a Mountain Brigade, is leading the Indian contingent.
Twenty officers from each contingent will participate in the Command Post Exercise (CPX), focusing on decision-making after thorough deliberations. This will be followed by Field Training Exercise (FTX) wherein grassroots-level operations will be validated. The Validation Exercise will be conducted on October 14-15 at Darranga Field Firing Range in Assam.