Bangladesh to commemorate Indian soldiers' contribution

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Chottakhola(Tripura), Mar 17: To commemorate the contributions of Indian soldiers in 1971 liberation war, the Bangladesh government will organise programmes in eight different places in India to honour them.

"We are grateful to the Indian soldiers who fought for liberation of our country and sacrificed their lives. Our government has decided to organise functions in eight places in India to honour them," Bangladesh Minister for 'Liberation war' AKM Mozammel Haque told reporters here today.

Bangladesh to commemorate Indian soldiers' contribution

"We have intimated our decision to the Indian government and finalise the programmes in consultation with the appropriate authority," he said.

An eight-member delegation from Bangladesh, led by Haque, today visited a park here constructed by Tripura government to mark the liberation war.

Chottakhola is a village near the Indo-Bangla border in South Tripura district, about 130 km from Agartala. The guerrillas of the liberation war established a camp in 1971 to launch a bush war against the Pakistan army.

"We are also grateful to the government of Tripura for constructing a park and museum in memory of the war," he said.

Tripura was the war headquarters of the Bangladesh liberation war. The state had accommodated 14 lakh refugees from the war, which was more than its own population at that time.

PTI

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