"My visit to Balat was an emotional experience. The Liberation War of Bangladesh was a tough and difficult time," Hamid told journalists recalling how the Bangladesh Liberation Force (Mukti Bahini) camped in Meghalaya in places near the Indo-Bangla border, around Shillong and Tura.
President Hamid interacted with the villagers at Balat market and recollected his past as a sub-sector commander of the Mujib Bahini, Peter S. Dkhar, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, told IANS.
Balat a border town near the India-Bangladesh border, 74 km by road from Meghalaya's capital Shillong.
In Shillong, Hamid visited the Brookside and Jit Bhumi in Rilbong where Rabindranath Tagore stayed.
He said that India-Bangladesh relations were deep-rooted and India had always helped Bangladesh in difficult times.
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