Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Friday said the war in 1971 was never a war between India and Pakistan rather it was a War of Liberation for Bangladesh.
He made this remark while addressing a function as the chief guest at National Museum in the city.
The Minister expressed gratitude to India for its tremendous support extended by its people and government in 1971.
"India provided shelter, training and arms. We got all logistic support from India," he said.
Later a book titled 12 Days to Dacca, written by Mahfuza Gen H.S. Kler and edited by Wing Commander Deejay Kler, was unveiled both in Bangla and English.
An Indian delegation, comprising 27 war veterans and four serving officers, accompanied by their companions participated in the Victory Day celebrations and shared their stories.
The delegation will also pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum as also visit some of the battle sites of the Liberation War, reports UNB.