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Joint exercise ‘Thunder Fist’ ends

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 March, 2020 12:00 AM
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Joint exercise ‘Thunder Fist’ ends
Participants of the ‘Ex Thunder Fist’, a military exercise to tackle terrorism and militancy, receive certificates from US Ambassador Earl R Miler and others on the closing day of the event in Patenga of Chattogram on Tuesday.

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The first-ever 24-day joint military exercise ‘Ex Thunder Fist’ ended in Patenga of Chattogram on Tuesday.

The closing ceremony of the joint exercise to tackle terrorism and militancy was held at BNS NIRVIK- the special force base of Bangladesh Navy.

The Para Commando of Bangladesh Army, SWADS (Special Operations Force unit of the Bangladesh Navy), and the special forces of the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) took part in the exercise.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) M Saheen Iqbal and Deputy High Commissioner of the UK to Dhaka Javed Patel were, among others, present on the concluding day of the exercise. The operation to rescue hostages, searching in suspected ships, scissor operation, EOD and training on demolition and ultra-modern firearms were the issues to have been done during the exercise.

The aims of the exercise were to exchange experience and knowledge about conduction of special operation among the above mentioned forces, says a press release.