• India and Bangladesh have kicked off the 11th edition of their annual joint military
    exercise, SAMPRITI, on October 3, 2023, in Umroi, Meghalaya.
  • This exercise, which alternates between the two nations, highlights the strong bilateral
    defense cooperation between them. SAMPRITI, initiated in 2009, aims to boost
    interoperability, share tactical expertise, and promote best practices between the Indian
    and Bangladeshi armies.
  • The exercise focuses on enhancing cooperation and interoperability while conducting
    Sub-Conventional Operations as per Chapter VII of the UN mandate.
  • It consists of a Command Post Exercise (CPX), a Field Training Exercise (FTX), and a
    Validation Exercise