122 Bangladesh Military Personnel to Join Republic Day Parade in New Delhi
Bangladesh Armed Forces, which combated and bled together with their Indian counterparts 50 years earlier, will take part in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, at Rajpath, a declaration stated.
A contingent of 122 proud personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces has departed for India in a specially-sent IAF C-17 airplane, the Indian High Commission said in a press note.
The Bangladesh contingent, which will happily march down the Rajpath, will continue the legacy of the brave freedom fighters of 1971, who fought for liberty, justice and their individuals, it stated.
It is the 3rd time in India’s history that any foreign military contingent has actually been welcomed to take part in the Republic Day parade. Earlier, contingents from France and the UAE have participated.
A bulk of the personnel in the Bangladesh contingent come from the most distinguished units of the Bangladesh Army, making up 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 East Bengal Regiments and 1,2 and 3 Field Artillery Regiments, who have the distinct honour of combating and winning the 1971 Freedom War.
Sailors of the Bangladesh Navy and air warriors of the Bangladesh Air Force are also represented.
It is specifically substantial as the year 2021 marks 50 years of the Liberation War, through which Bangladesh emerged as a lively nation, devoid of the yoke of tyranny and injustice, journalism note said.
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