Foreign Policy Watch: India-Bangladesh

Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Exercise Mainamati Maitree

Mains level:  Not Much


  • Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) has concluded a three-day ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ as a part of ‘Confidence Building Measures’ between the two border guards.

Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019

  • The exercise was named after a hill range situated 8 km west of Comilla Township in Bangladesh, which is home to an ancient Buddhist archaeological site in the region.
  • The main objective of this exercise was to plan and conduct anti-smuggling and anti-criminal activity related operations with ultimate aim of achieving better joint operational efficiency and border management in the area.
  • A series of joint exercises and exchanges are being held in the Tripura-Bangla frontier illegal incursions by Rohingya people.
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