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BIMSTEC nations put on a show of force in joint military exercise in Pune

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

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Military from five of the seven BIMSTEC countries conducted a joint military exercise at Aundh military station in Pune on Friday. (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC)is a multilateral grouping of seven countries comprising India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The remaining two countries, Thailand and Nepal, have sent teams of observers for the exercise, the focus of which is counter-terrorism operations in a semi-urban environment.  (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The field training exercise began from September 10.  (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The training exercise is being held at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune.  (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The last-minute decision of the Nepal army to 'cancel' its participation came after an oral instruction from PM KP Oli, barely a day before a group of five officials and 30 junior personnel from the country were set to leave for Pune.  (Express photos by Arul Horizon)

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The field training exercise is scheduled until September 16.  (Express photos by Arul Horizon)