The Chief of Staff of the Army (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane, today greeted the Bangla people who defended their right to freedom and independence in 1971.
General Naravane’s speech comes at an event organized by the Indian Army’s Center Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) think tank to publish the book “Bangladesh Liberation @ 50 years Bijoy”
In his speech, General Naravane acknowledged that the Bangladesh Liberation War changed the lives and fates of millions of brothers and sisters in Bangladesh.
“I pay tribute to those courageous hearts on the two borders who have forgiven everything for a brighter and safer tomorrow,” said the head of the Indian army.
He also praised the independent leaders of Bangladesh who fought with the Indian military for an independent Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh and India have come a long way, our friendship has stood the test of time. As neighbors with common roots, we continue to grow together and share challenges, opportunities and destinies,” General Naravane said.
The seminar and webinar organized by CLAWS recognized the leadership of India and Bangladesh in the liberation of Bangladesh during the 1971 war.
The year 2021 is of particular significance as the two countries celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations which also coincide with the Golden Jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh and the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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