Shantir Ogroshena Exercise

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : May 4, 2022, 7:18

India and Bangladesh have been in a diplomatic relationship now for 50 years. The year 2021 marked a convergence of two special occasions that called for a special celebration, and this culminated in the organization of the Shantir Ogroshena Exercise. Let's learn a little bit more about the Shantir Ogroshena 2021 UPSC.

What is Shantir Ogroshena Exercise 2021?

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise is a multinational military exercise that was held in Bangladesh in the year 2021. This exercise comprised the armies of multiple nations observing the spectacular event as it unfolded.

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise commenced on the 4th of April, 2021 and continued till the 12th of April, 2021. It was held at the Bangabandhu Senanibas in Bangladesh. The literal translation of Shanti Ogroshena is Front runner of Peace where the word Ogroshena translates to front runners and Shantir means peace.

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise Key Events

This exercise marks the celebration of two key events that converged in 2021:

  1. The 100-year anniversary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  2. The 50-year anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh and the diplomatic ties with India

The purpose behind organizing this multinational military exercise was to reinforce defence ties between neighbouring nations and to improve interoperability and peacekeeping. Let's learn some important facts about Shantir Ogroshena Exercise 2021.

Interesting Facts About Shantir Ogroshena Exercise 2021

  • This multinational military exercise has been mandated by the United Nations (UN) as a counter-terrorism initiative between various countries
  • Among the attendees were military observers from many nations Turkey, the USA, the UK, Kuwait, Singapore, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The military forces of the nations participating in this exercise will share their experiences, and help each other polish their drills and procedures for improving and assisting the peacekeeping operations
  • Military units from four countries participated in the exercise India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, while the representatives from other nations observed these drills and exercises
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Significance of Shantir Ogroshena Exercise 2021

This multinational military exercise was organized to strengthen the military ties with neighbouring nations. By sharing experiences and valuable inputs in defence, the efficacy of peacekeeping operations between the participating nations can be improved drastically. This exercise also aims to improve conjunctional operation between the armies of neighbouring nations.

The Shantir Ogroshena Exercise 2021 was held to commemorate the 100-year birth anniversary of Bangladesh's Father of the Nation. Additionally, it also marked the 50-year anniversary of Bangladesh's liberation.

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FAQs on Shantir Ogroshena Exercise

Q.1. For how many days did the Shantir Ogroshena Exercise last?

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise lasted for 9 days, from the 4th of April 2021 to the 12th of April, 2021.

Q.2. How many personnel of the Indian Army participated in the Shantir Ogroshena Exercise?

The Indian contingent comprised 30 personnel which had officers, Jawans of the Battalion from the DOGRA regiment, and JCOs were the personnel of the Indian Army who participated in the Shantir Ogroshena Exercise

Q.3. Why is Shantir Ogroshena Exercise important?

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise aims to improve the military interoperability between neighbouring nations, which would also translate into improving peacekeeping operations between the nations.

Q.4. How many nations observed the Shantir Ogroshena Exercise?

Six nations - the UK, USA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and Kuwait observed Shantir Ogroshena Exercise.

Q.5. Whose centenary does Shantir Ogroshena Exercise commemorate?

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise commemorates the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of Bangladesh.