Bangladesh Marks 1971 Warfare Victory, Honours Indian Troopers

Bangladesh Marks 1971 War Victory, Honours Indian Soldiers

Formally three million folks have been killed in the course of the nine-month-long warfare (File)

Dhaka:  Bangladesh on Saturday honoured 27 Indian warfare veterans because it celebrated ‘Victory Day’ marking its emergence as an unbiased nation following the 1971 Liberation Warfare towards Pakistan.

A 31-gun salute marked the event whereas President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina positioned wreaths on the Nationwide Memorial at suburban Savar in a pre-dawn ceremony with military bugles enjoying the ‘Final Put up’ whereas 1000’s adopted them because the nation payed homage to the 1971 martyrs and heroes.

Mr Hamid later joined because the chief visitor a parade of armed forces and different state-owned organisations at a ceremony, additionally attended by the premier on the Nationwide Parade Sq. within the capital.

The 1971 warfare veterans of each Bangladesh and India as soon as once more acquired collectively to have a good time the victory.

Twenty-seven 1971 warfare veterans from India and 4 serving officers arrived in Dhaka on December 14 to hitch the celebrations on invitation of the Bangladesh authorities.

Bangladesh Military Chief Basic Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq hosted a reception for them additionally attended by some Russian navy veterans who aided Bangladesh in demining its shoreline after the warfare.

Retired Lieutenant Basic Jai Bhagwan Singh Yadava, who took half within the 1965 warfare towards Pakistan and the 1971 Liberation Warfare, led the Indian delegation.

“The delegation will even pay homage to Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the Bangabandhu Memorial museum, and 1971 martyrs putting wreaths at ‘Shikha Anirban’ (Flame Everlasting) at Dhaka cantonment and go to among the battle websites of Liberation Warfare,” an official acquainted with the go to mentioned.

An Indian Excessive Fee assertion mentioned reciprocal visits by Bangladeshi freedom fighters (FFs) and Indian warfare veterans on Victory Day began in 2005 and over 300 Bangladeshis and 150 Indians have joined celebrations in Kolkata and Dhaka respectively since then.

As a part of the celebrations streets and buildings within the capital and different main cities have been illuminated in a single day.

The warfare in 1971 started after the sudden crackdown at midnight on March 25 that yr in erstwhile East Pakistan by Pakistani troops and ended on December 16 as Pakistan conceded defeat and unconditionally surrendered in Dhaka to the allied forces comprising Bengali freedom fighters and the Indian Military.

Formally three million folks have been killed in the course of the nine-month-long warfare in one of the heinous acts of genocide by Pakistani troops.

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