BSS-52 Bangladesh contingent leaves to join India’s Republic Day Parade





Bangladesh contingent leaves to join India’s Republic Day Parade

DHAKA, Jan 12, 2020 (BSS) – A contingent of 122 personnel
Bangladesh Armed Forces today departed for India in a specially sent
Indian air force’s C-17 aircraft to participate in India’s Republic
Day Parade in New Delhi.

This is only the third time in India’s history that any foreign
military contingent has been invited to participate in National Parade
at Rajpath in Central Delhi on January 26, said a press release issued
by India High Commission here.

“It is especially significant as the year 2021 marks 50 years of
the Liberation War, through which Bangladesh emerged as a vibrant
nation, free from the yoke of tyranny and oppression,” the release

The forces which fought and bled together 50 years ago, will now
proudly march down the Rajpath while the Bangladesh contingent will
carry forward the legacy of the brave Muktijoddhas, who fought for
freedom, justice and their people, it added.

The Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent comprises Soldiers of the
Bangladesh Army, Sailors of the Bangladesh Navy and Air Warriors of
the Bangladesh Air Force.

A majority of the soldiers in Bangladesh contingent come from the
most distinguished units of the Bangladesh Army, comprising of
1,2,3,4,8,9,10 & 11 East Bengal Regiments and 1,2 and 3 Field
Artillery Regiments, who have the distinct honour of fighting and
winning the 1971 Liberation War.

The Parade will be broadcast live worldwide, the high commission said.