India-Bangladesh joint military exercise 'Sampriti 2017' concludes in Mizoram; officials say bilateral ties strengthened
Joint India-Bangladesh Training Exercise 'Sampriti 2017' culminated on Thursday with a validation exercise.
New Delhi: Joint India-Bangladesh Training Exercise "Sampriti 2017", which was being conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram, culminated on Thursday with a validation exercise.
It was the seventh such exercise in the Sampriti series. The 13-day-long field training exercise commenced on 6 November.
The exercise was aimed at strengthening and broadening the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh armies, an official statement said.
The final exercise was reviewed by Major General Mohammed Moshfequr Rahman of the Bangladesh Army and Major General MS Ghura of the Indian Army.
"Besides promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies, it further helped in strengthening bilateral ties," the statement added.
The heart of the conflict is an unresolved border issue — a 164.6-kilometre long inter-state border, which separates Assam and Mizoram. This border is shared by three districts of South Assam — Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj — and three districts of Mizoram — Kolasib, Mamit and Aizawl
Chief Minister Zoramthanga urged the people of Mizoram to refrain from posting provocative messages and misuse of social media in order to de-escalate the ongoing tension
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted that not an inch of Assam's land could be encroached by the neighbouring state