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SAMPRITI-IX

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As a part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defense cooperation, a joint military training exercise SAMPRITI-IX is being conducted at UMROI, Meghalaya, India from 03 Feb to 16 Feb 2020. 

Key data’s:

  • Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defense cooperation endeavor between India and Bangladesh and will be the ninth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.
  • During the joint military exercise SAMPRITI-IX, a Command Post Exercise (CPX) and a Field Training Exercise (FTX) will be conducted.
  • For both the CPX and FTX, a scenario where both nations are working together in a Counter-Terrorism environment will be simulated under the UN Charter.
  • The FTX curriculum is progressively planned where the participants will initially get familiar with each other’s organizational structure and tactical drills.
  • Subsequently, joint tactical exercise will be conducted wherein the battle drills of both the armies will be practiced.

India-Bangladesh Defence Cooperation:

  • In 2017, India and Bangladesh signed defence agreements in order to conduct military exercises. India since then has been assisting Bangladesh in training their officers.
  • In October 2019, the countries signed MoU on coastal surveillance system. The MoU also included a Standard Operating Procedure for operating the ports of Chattogram and Mongola.
  • Apart from this, it allowed India to use 1.82 cusec of water from Feni river of Bangladesh.

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/exercise-apharan/

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/853571-india-bangladesh-joint-exercise-sampriti-ix-to-be-conducted-from-3-feb

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/india-bangladesh-joint-exercise-sampriti-ix-to-be-conducted-in-meghalaya-from-feb-320200130204158/

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