The joint military exercise SAMPRITI-IX concluded at Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise was held between the armies of India and Bangladesh. The 9th edition of the military exercise was held from 3-16 February 2020. Highlights: The exercise was aimed to strengthen the military ties between the two countries. It allowed the two armies to understand each other’s tactical drills and operating techniques. The exercise provided an ideal platform for the personnel of the two countries to share their experiences on counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations. It provides aid to civil authorities for disaster management especially in the jungle and semi-urban terrain. The exercise also deepens the trust and friendship between Indian and Bangladesh Officers and soldiers of contingents participating in each edition. Both the contingents participated in a number of activities including friendly volleyball and basketball matches. SAMPRITI-IX: SAMPRITI-IX exercise is held between India and Bangladesh. The exercise is hosted alternately by both countries. The exercise aims to strengthen and promote bilateral ties between the Armies of India and Bangladesh.