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Bangladesh, India invite each other’s war veterans

Published : 15 Dec 2022 10:46 PM | Updated : 15 Dec 2022 10:46 PM

India and Bangladesh have invited each other’s War Veterans and serving officers to participate in each other’s Victory Day celebrations to commemorate the Liberation War of 1971.

On this 51st anniversary of the Liberation War, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said, 29 valiant Muktijoddhas and six serving officers of Bangladesh Armed Forces departed for India on Wednesday to participate in Vijay Diwas celebrations at Kolkata. 

Similarly, 30 Indian War Veterans and six serving officers of Indian Armed Forces reached Dhaka to participate in Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebration.

During the visit, the valiant Muktijoddhas will interact with Indian War Veterans and senior officers from the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, who played a pivotal role in training the Muktijoddhas and fought shoulder to shoulder in the just struggle for freedom.

Similarly, Indian War Veterans will pay tribute to the members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifices during 

Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971 by laying a wreath at the altar of ShikhaAnirban in Dhaka Cantonment.

The Indian delegation will also interact with Muktijoddhas and senior officers from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force.

“These bilateral visits provide a platform for Bangladesh Muktijoddhas and Indian War Veterans to celebrate the unique friendship of the two countries and to renew memories of the Liberation War,” said a statement. 

“This war remains a unique example of the two armed forces of India and Bangladesh, fighting together for Bangladesh’s freedom from Pakistani occupation, oppression and mass atrocities.”