Bangladesh honours 1971 Liberation War veterans of Indian Navy


Bangladesh on Tuesday honoured 10 Indian Naval war veterans, who took part in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh against Pakistani occupational forces.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran honoured the war veterans at a function hosted onboard of the visiting Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Somudra Avijan at Visakhapatnam, a port city of Andhra Pradesh.

The function was organised marking the Birth Centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet was the chief guest of the event while Rear Admiral Jyotin Raina, CSO (ops) and other senior officers of the Eastern Naval Command were present on the occasion.

The Bangladesh envoy expressed deep gratitude to the then Indian government, its armed forces and people for their whole-hearted support during Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

In this connection, he paid a rich tribute to the Indian armed forces personnel who laid their lives during the war.

BNS Somudra Avijan of Bangladesh Navy is on a 5-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command of India as part of Swarnim Vijay Varsha celebrations.

It reached Visakhapatnam on September 3 (Sunday) to jointly celebrate the Birth Centenary Year of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.