Bangladesh Armed Forces, which fought and bled along with their Indian counterparts 50 years in the past, will take part in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, at Rajpath, a press release stated.
A contingent of 122 proud personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces has departed for India in a specially-sent IAF C-17 plane, the Indian Excessive Fee stated in a press observe.
The Bangladesh contingent, which can proudly march down the Rajpath, will carry ahead the legacy of the courageous freedom fighters of 1971, who fought for freedom, justice and their folks, it stated.
It’s the third time in India’s historical past that any overseas navy contingent has been invited to take part in the Republic Day parade. Earlier, contingents from France and the UAE have participated.
A majority of the personnel in the Bangladesh contingent come from probably the most distinguished models of the Bangladesh Military, comprising 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 East Bengal Regiments and 1,2 and three Discipline Artillery Regiments, who’ve the distinct honour of preventing and successful the 1971 Liberation Conflict.
Sailors of the Bangladesh Navy and air warriors of the Bangladesh Air Force are additionally represented.
It’s particularly vital because the 12 months 2021 marks 50 years of the Liberation Conflict, via which Bangladesh emerged as a vibrant nation, free from the yoke of tyranny and oppression, the press observe stated.