New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Army is participating in a four-nation military exercise– SHANTIR OGROSHENA 2021 (Front Runner of Peace), that started in Bangladesh yesterday, with an aim to strengthen the procedures and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure robust peace keeping operations in the region.
The exercise commenced at Bangabandhu Senanibas, Bangladesh to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious 50 years of liberation, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Indian Army contingent of 30 personnel are participating along with contingent of Royal Bhutan Army, Sri Lankan Army and Bangladesh Army from April 4 to April 12, MoD said.
Military observers from USA, UK, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore will also be in attendance throughout the exercise, according to the Ministry.
In the nine-day military exercise, the armies of all the participating nations will share their valuable experiences and refine their drills and procedures in peace keeping operations, it said.
The multi-nation military exercise comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the neighbouring country last month during which he attended golden jubilee celebrations of 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence.