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For the first time, Rajnath Singh and all three service chiefs attend Bangladesh’s Armed Forces Day celebrations

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Bangladesh's High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran and Bangladesh's Defence Adviser Brigadier General Abul Kalam Azad in New Delhi on Monday (Image courtesy: Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi)

For the first time, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhury and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir have joined 50th anniversary celebrations marking the Bangladesh Armed Forces Day.  

The day, celebrated at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, marks the founding of Bangladesh's army, navy and air force during the 1971 Liberation War.

The special guests and other dignitaries also paid homage to Bangladesh's 'Father of the Nation' Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the Liberation War.

Bangladesh is currently celebrating the 'golden jubilee' of its independence and the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangladesh and India are also observing the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations and defence ties between the two countries.

Singh, in his speech, mentioned that under the leadership of Mujibur Rahman, the whole of Bangladesh came together and fought against the atrocities of the occupied forces.

Recalling the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh earlier this year, the Defence Minister mentioned that the bilateral relationship is now at the highest level and it will be strengthened further.

Bangladesh's High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran also spoke on the occasion at the reception held in the Bangabandhu Hall of the chancery, emphasising on the deep bond between both the countries.

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