Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed the Armed Forces Day on Monday.
The High Commission hosted a reception in Bangabandhu Hall of its chancery to mark the 50th anniversary of Armed Forces Day by paying homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran, Chief of Army Staff- General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Air Staff-Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhury and Chief of Naval Staff- Admiral Karambir Singh were also present as special guests among other dignitaries. The national anthems of both the countries were played.
The Defence Adviser at the Bangladesh High Commission Brigadier General Md Abul Kalam Azad delivered the welcome speech in the programme.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his speech, mentioned that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the ray of hope during the war of liberation in 1971.
Bangladesh High Commissioner Muhammad Imran also spoke on the occasion.
He also recalled the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh during the celebration of birth centennial of Bangabandhu. The Defence Minister further mentioned that the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India is now achieved the highest level and it will be strengthen till further.
This is the first time in the history since independence that the Union Cabinet Minister for Defence and all the Chief of military services of India joined to celebrate armed forces day of Bangladesh.
The program gets very special heights due to the presence of Minister for Defence of Government of India. The program was ended by cutting of cake and a special dinner for the guests.