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Army team off to join 3rd Indo-Bangla joint cycling expedition

  • Published at 07:30 pm March 18th, 2019
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The Indo-Bangla joint cycling expedition was first launched in 2017, aiming to strengthen the friendship between the Bangladesh and Indian armies Dhaka Tribune

A total of 30 soldiers and officers from Bangladesh and Indian armies will take part in the exercise, due to start on March 19

A cycling team of Bangladesh Army has left Bangladesh for India to take part in the third Indo-Bangla joint cycling expedition.

The 15-member team, which comprises soldiers of several ranks, crossed the border through Burimari in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh and reached the Cooch Behar district of India’s West Bengal on Monday, according to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate. 


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The joint exercise, which will officially begin on Tuesday, will see the delegates from the Bangladesh and Indian armies cycle through India for four days before entering the Bangladeshi territory on March 22, where they will cycle for four more days.

The expedition will end officially through a “flag in” ceremony on March 25, the ISPR said. 

The annual joint cycling expedition was officially launched in 2017, aiming to strengthen the amicable relationship between the two armies. 

This year, the Indian side will also have a 15-member team.