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PM Modi to attend 1971 war victory celebration in India Gate

  • Gautam Lahiri, New Delhi
  • 28th November, 2021 08:01:09 PM
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PM Modi to attend 1971 war victory celebration in India Gate

To mark the Golden jubilee of Bangladesh liberation war victory against Pakistan, Indian government is planning to hold grand celebrations at the India Gate complex in the capital New Delhi.

The celebrations are planned to be held from December 14 to 16 and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This year freedom fighters from Bangladesh would be coming to New Delhi to take part in the grand celebrations.

The celebration programmes include recreation of the war and involvement of soldiers from both India and Bangladesh who took part in the war which led to liberation and creation of Bangladesh.

Indian veterans took part in the 1971 war which led to a devastating defeat for the Pakistan army and surrender by 93,000 of its soldiers, sources in the army said.

"The Army is also planning to recreate the two war fronts which would showcase how the Indian forces along with muktijodhhas (freedom fighters) crushed the Pakistani forces in the war especially on the eastern fronts," they said.

On the western front on West Pakistan also, the Indian Air  forces and Army jointly defeated an offensive by the Pakistani armoured brigades in the Longewala sector, where a handful of Indian soldiers and aircraft thwarted a major attack.

Sources pointed out the Prime Minister Modi would be briefed about the various battles fought during the war. He would meet the Bangladeshi freedom fighters who were trained by the Indian soldiers and agencies to fight against the genocide and mass rapes and murders being carried out by Pakistani Army officers and jawans along with cohorts Rajakars.