Indian Army will participate in the multinational military exercise Shantir Ogroshena 2021 (Front runner of the peace) will be held in Bangladesh from April 4-12, 2021.

The multinational military exercise will be organized to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark the glorious 50 years of liberation.

Indian Army contingent comprising of 30 personnel including officers, JCOs and jawans of a Battalion from the Dogra Regiment will participate in the military exercise, said a defence ministry statement.

Apart from the Indian Army contingent, the military exercise will be participated by contingents of Royal Bhutan Army, Sri Lankan Army and Bangladesh Army from April 4-12, 2021.

The theme of the exercise is ‘Robust Peace Keeping Operations’.

Military observers from USA, UK, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore will also be in attendance throughout the exercise, the defence ministry said.

The Dogra Regiment, which will participate in the exercise, is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.

The regiment of the country’s Army traces its roots directly from the 17th Dogra Regiment of the British Indian Army.

When transferred to the Indian Army, the numeral prefix of the Dogra Regiment (17th) was removed.

Dogra Regiment is one of the most prestigious and most decorated regiments of the Indian Army.

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