India committed to lead against terror in BIMSTEC region: MoS

Written by Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Updated: September 17, 2018 12:36:50 am

BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a regional grouping comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

MINISTER of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Sunday said that India is committed to play the role of a leader in BIMSTEC region in efforts against terrorism and trans-national crime, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s “Neighbourhood First, Act East” policy. Bhamre was speaking to the media during the concluding ceremony of a week-long joint military exercise of five of the seven BIMSTEC countries at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune city.]

BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a regional grouping comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. At MILEX 2018, the first ever military exercise to be conducted under the aegis of the regional grouping, which aims to boost inter-operability among forces and exchange best practices to contain terror-related activities, a contingent of 30, including soldiers and officers, participated from each of the five participating countries. Nepal and…

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