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Shantir Ogroshena Exercise : Bangladesh

Exercise Shantir Ogroshena:

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Multinational military exercise Shantir Ogroshena, which went for 10 days in Bangladesh, concluded on 12th April 2021.

  • The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.
  • The exercise was organised to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh.
  • It was held at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS), Bangladesh.
  • Shantir Ogroshena’ 2021 means “Front Runner of the Peace”.
  • The theme of this exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations.
  • It was a UN (United Nations)- mandated counterterrorism exercise.

Countries that Participated:

  • Troops from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise with observers from the USA, UK, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore.
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