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A 14-day Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise, Sampriti-IX, will be conducted at Umroi in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district from February 3.

The exercise will be held as part of the ongoing Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, said a defence official.

Apart from bilateral military training, the exercise is conducted for better understanding between the two Armies at the tactical level and greater cultural understanding, and to further strengthen military trust and cooperation.

The official said during the joint military exercise, a Command Post Exercise (CPX) and a Field Training Exercise (FTX) will be conducted.

“In CPX and FTX, a scenario will be created in which the Armies of both the nations will work together in a counter-terrorism environment as simulated under the UN Charter,” officials said.

The FTX curriculum is progressively planned where the participants will get familiar with each other’s organisational structure and tactical drills.

Subsequently, a joint tactical exercise will be conducted wherein the battle drills of both the Armies will be practised.

The training will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops of both the Armies will jointly practise a counter-terrorism operation in a controlled and simulated environment.

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