Pankaj hands over memorabilia of Indian naval aircraft
17 August 2015, Nirapad News: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran on Monday handed over the memorabilia of Indian naval aircraft carrier INS Vikrant to Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Vice Admiral M Farid Habib.
A bridge window frame with a photograph of the ship and one set of Ceremonial Lifebuoy were handed over at a simple ceremony held at the Naval Headquarters.
Vikrant means courageous or bold and it was India’s first aircraft carrier, according to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
The ship made its mark in India-Bangladesh history during the 1971 War of Liberation. It played a key role in the operations in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar areas.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier handed over the Steering Wheel to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his visit to Dhaka on June 6-7 June this year.