Agartala, Dec 16 (UNI) The Tripura government today paid tributes to the heroes of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 against Pakistan as part of the Bangladesh Victory Day celebrations.
The Indian Army had held civic and defence programmes in the state during the Bangladesh liberation war owing to the state's proximity with the erstwhile East Pakistan.
State Political Affairs Minister Keshab Majumder, along with paramilitary forces, paid homage at the war memorial at the Post Office Chowmuhani, besides the Bangladesh Visa office.
Talking to UNI, Mr Majumder said Tripura had been the war headquarters of the Bangladesh Liberation Army and hundreds of soldiers had sacrificed their lives for independence and as a result, the day was also very significant for the state.
''After a nine-month long battle, Chief of the Eastern Command of Pakistan Lt Gen A A K Nizi signed the Instrument of Surrender,'' Mr Majumder added.