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India participates in Multinational Military Exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena 2021’ held in Bangladesh

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‘Shantir Ogroshena 2021’

The Indian Army participated in the Multinational Military Exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena 2021’ (Front Runner of Peace) held at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS), Bangladesh from April 4-12, 2021. It is an UN-mandated Counterterrorism exercise.

  • Theme – ‘Robust Peacekeeping Operations’
  • Aim – To Strengthen the procedures and enhance interoperability among neighbourhood countries.
  • Other Participants – Royal Bhutan Army, Sri Lankan Army & Bangladesh Army
  • The exercise was held to mark the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who is the ‘Father of the Nation’ of Bangladesh.
  • Military Observers – USA, UK, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore.


  • The Indian Army contingent consisted of 30 Personnel including Officers, JCOs (Junior Commissioned Officer) & Jawans from the Dogra Regiment.
  • During the exercise, the armies of all participating nations shared their experiences & enhanced their situational awareness through information exchange platforms.
  • Indian Army Chief M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of a multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise.
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was the Chief Guest of the Closing ceremony.

Recent Related News:

i.On October 3, 2020, the 2nd edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar was held in Northern Bay of Bengal which was followed by the 3rd edition of IN – BN Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) from 4 to 5 October 2020 at the same venue.

About Indian Army:

Chief of the Army Staff– Manoj Mukund Naravane,
Headquarters– New Delhi

About Bhutan:

Capital – Thimphu
Currency – Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)