Armed Forces boarding IAF C-17 Globemaster to join RepublicDay Parade 2021. First time ever to host Flag of Bangladesh contingent in our Parade. Together We Fought, Together We March, proud of 50 years of a friendship beyond strategic partnership.
A 122 member Bangladesh armed forces contingent has reached India to take part in the Republic Day parade on 26 January, in New Delhi. This is only for the third time in India’s history that any foreign military contingent has been invited to participate in the Parade at Rajpath in Delhi.
The Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent comprises Soldiers of the Bangladesh Army, Sailors of the Bangladesh Navy and Air Warriors of the Bangladesh Air Force. It left Dhaka by a special C-17 Globemaster Indian Air Force Flight on Tuesday.
A majority of the soldiers in Bangladesh contingent come from the most distinguished units of the Bangladesh Army comprising East Bengal Regiments and Field Artillery Regiments, who fought in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.
According to a press release issued by the High Commission of India in Dhaka it is significant mark in India and Bangladesh friendship as the year 2021 marks 50 years of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. "It is especially significant as the year 2021 marks 50 years of the Liberation War of Bangladesh," High Commission of India in Dhaka said.
Besides, the first delegation-level virtual Police Chiefs’ dialogue between Police chiefs of India & Bangladesh was held on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, it has been decided to establish designated ‘nodal points’ for timely & effective handling & response to existing as well as emerging security & counter-terrorism challenges.