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Bangladesh to honour martyrs of Liberation War from Indian

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

will honour Indian Armed Forces personnel who were martyred in that country's Liberation War on December 16, the day surrendered and the country was born, its top posted in the city said Saturday.

Seventeen to 25 martyrs will be honoured on the day and their names are being finalised, Taufiq Hasan, here said.

"A silver plaque, certificate, speech by Sheikh and two books by Bangabandhu Mujibar Rahman will be presented to the family of each martyr," he said.

This is the second time that the honours are being presented to the families of martyrs of Indian forces who fought in the 1971 war against in the eastern frontier. Sheikh had done the honours in 2017 in for the first time, he said.

"All the martyrs of the Indian Armed forces in the eastern theatre in the 1971 war will be honoured gradually," Hasan said.

General Staff (MGGS), HQ, Eastern Command, N D said that and Bangladesh share a special relationship and the bond is strengthened by to exchanges through joint exercises and other activities.

"We have been working together for the greater good of the region," he said.

He said that the will celebrate on December 16 with usual fervour.

"A Bangladeshi delegation of 72 members, including 30 Muktijoddhas (freedom fighters) and six serving officers of Bangladesh Armed Forces will participate in the celebrations," Maj Gen said.

An helicopter show, free fall by para troopers, motorcycle display, horse and dog show will be held apart from Band concert during the celebrations at Royal Calcutta Turf Club ground on December 14 and 15, he said.

A Military Band concert will also be held on December 13 and 14 at Princep Ghat in the city on the banks of the Hooghly river, said.

The here will also organise a three-day 'Vijay Utsav' from December 16 like other years, Hasan said.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 18:20 IST