Representatives of High Commission of India in Dhaka and Assistant High Commissioner of India, Chattogram paid their solemn tribute to fallen Indian soldiers who fought under the flag of Commonwealth countries in World War-II on Sunday (Oct 17) at Chittagong War Cemetery.
The deep-water port of Chittagong (Chattogram) was both an advanced base for operations in Arakan and a considerable hospital centre, said the High Commission of India.
There are also 04 non-world war graves in the cemetery.
The cemetery houses graves of soldiers from UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa, West Africa, Burma (Myanmar), Netherlands, Japan and Undivided India.
214 graves of personnel from undivided India also include more than 10 graves of personnel who were natives of present-day Bangladesh.
These men sacrificed their lives in the fight against the Axis power from 1939 to 1945.
On the entrance of the cemetery is the Chittagong Memorial which commemorates by name 6469 sailors of Royal Indian Navy and Merchant Navy who were lost at sea during the Second World War.
The sacrifice made by the Indian personnel in World War II played a crucial role in the victory of the Allied countries as Indian soldiers went onto distinguished themselves in all theatres of war in which they had participated.