71’s Indian fighters want welfare of Bangladesh
17 December 2015, Nirapad News: Indian fighters, who took part in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, wished for prosperity of the country and were glad observing infrastructural developments here.
They were also delighted watching Bangladesh’s success in international Cricket.
The veteran fighters from India expressed their good wishes and shared their experiences, achievements and satisfactions while speaking at a program organized to honor them in city on Wednesday.
A 60-member Indian delegation, including 27 personnel who joined Bangladesh Liberation War, is currently visiting the country.
Bangladesh army chief general Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq welcomed them.
The speakers said that after becoming independent, Bangladesh has achieved swift developments from a war-torn condition.
Veteran Indian army personnel Major General Rajendra Nath (retd) hoped that the two neighboring countries will work together.
“We consider Bangladeshi people as our family members,” he added.
Lieutenant General (retd) Vishnu Kant Chaturvedi, who fought in Fenchuganj of Sylhet, thanked Bangladesh government and Bangladesh Army for the hospitality and remembering their contributions.
At the end of the event, the Bangladesh Army chief handed over crests to the guests.
ISPR sources said the visiting delegation paid homage at Savar National Memorial on Wednesday.
The delegation is scheduled to visit Kaptai Lake and Nilgiri on December 18 and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in city on December 19.
Later, the friends of Bangladesh will leave Dhaka on December 20.