Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017 was culminated at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram.
The exercise was aimed to strengthen and broaden the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It was 7th edition of exercise in SAMPRITI series which is held alternately in India and Bangladesh every year with aim to build and promote positive relations between armies of two neighbours.
The 13-day exercise also aimed to enhance interoperability between two nations and enrich from each other’s experience while carrying out counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism operations. This edition of exercise had two district components which included Command Post Exercise (CPX) and Field Training Exercise (FTX). The CPX was conducted at Umroi and FTX was conducted at Vairengte.
CPX focused on practicing joint planning and conduct of counter-terrorist operations in semi-mountainous terrain with special focus on drills and procedures followed while operating in dense jungles. The FTX emphasised on physical conditioning, training on special heliborne operations, cordon and search operations, neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and company and platoon level tactical drills in counter-terrorist operations scenario.