The Bangladesh joint military exercise is being held at Jashore from June 5 to June 16

A joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh commenced on Sunday, June 5 at Jessore military station in Bangladesh. The exercise 'Ex SAMPRITI-X' will continue till June 16 as part of bilateral defence cooperation.

The military training exercise is aimed at strengthening the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between both armies.

"The aim of the exercise is to strengthen interoperability between the two armies and to understand each other’s tactical drills and operational techniques," the Indian Army said in a statement.

The Indian contingent is being represented by a battalion of the Dogra regiment.

During the joint military exercise, the armies of both nations will share expertise in multiple simulated scenarios of counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and UN peacekeeping force under the UN mandate.

The exercise will culminate with a final validation exercise in which troops from both armies will jointly practice a counter-terrorism operation in a simulated environment.

"This exercise is an opportunity for greater cultural understanding to strengthen trust and cooperation between the armies of both nations. The exercise will benefit both the armies by gaining from each other’s vast experience, which will further contribute to peace and stability in the region," the Indian Army said in a release.