Published:  02:03 AM, 13 January 2021

BD Armed Forces to join Indian Republic Day Parade


Bangladesh will participate in India's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26.A contingent of 122 proud soldiers of the Bangladesh Armed Forces departed for India in a specially sent IAF C-17 aircraft, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday. The Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent comprises soldiers of the Bangladesh Army, sailors of the Bangladesh Navy and air warriors of the Bangladesh Air Force.

This is the third time in India's history that any foreign military contingent has been invited to participate in this National Parade at Rajpath in Central Delhi.
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, said the High Commission, reports UNB.

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

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, on January 26.


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