Visit of Muktijoddhas to participate in Victory Day celebration at Kolkata and reciprocal visit of Indian War Veterans to participate in Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebration in Dhaka সংবাদ বিজ্ঞপ্তি

বিজয় দিবস উদ্‌যাপনে অংশগ্রহণের জন্য মুক্তিযোদ্ধাগণের কলকাতা সফর এবং বাংলাদেশের বিজয় দিবস উদ্‌যাপনে অংশগ্রহণের জন্য ভারতীয় প্রবীণ যোদ্ধাগণের ঢাকা সফর

High Commission of India

Dhaka

Press Release

Visit of Muktijoddhas to participate in Victory Day celebration at Kolkata and reciprocal visit of Indian War Veterans to participate in Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebration in Dhaka

  To commemorate the Liberation War of 1971, India and Bangladesh invite each other’s War Veterans and serving officers to participate annually in each other’s Victory Day celebrations.

  On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Liberation War, 30 valiant Muktijoddhas and six serving officers of Bangladesh Armed Forces departed for India today 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 their 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 wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban 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 Bangladeshi Muktijoddhas and Indian War Veterans to celebrate the unique friendship of the two countries and to renew memories of the Liberation War.  The Liberation War, which epitomizes the shared sacrifices of the armed forces of India and Bangladesh for the cause of Bangladesh’s freedom from occupation, oppression and mass atrocities.

Dhaka

14 December 2023

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