Bangladesh Army's Para-commando, Bangladesh Navy's Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS), Special Forces of the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) have conducted a 24-day joint counter terrorism training exercise.
The closing ceremony of the first edition of the exercise was held at BNS Nirvik, the special force base of Bangladesh Navy, in Chattogram on Tuesday, said a press release of the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate (ISPR).
During the drill, the participants received trainings on counter-terrorism such as hostage rescue operations, searching inside suspicious vessels and seizure operation and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) demolition.
They also got training on modern arms and ammunition and combat medical-related issues.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral M Saheen Iqbal and deputy British high commissioner to Bangladesh Javed Patel were present at the exercise.
Speaking at the event, the guests expressed hope that such training exercised will play a special role in combating terrorism and militancy.
The exercise was held aiming to strengthen cooperation among the Special Forces of the three countries to run special operation mutually, reads the press release.