BD Armed Forces participation to IRD parade “testimony to Indo-Bangla ties”: MEA Spokesperson

Publish: 9:35 PM, January 14, 2021 | Update: 9:35:PM, January 14, 2021

NEW DELHI,  – India sees the participation of Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent in its Republic Day parade on January 26 as a “testimony to India-Bangladesh ties, which forged into shared sacrifice”.

“A contingent of Bangladesh armed forces has been visiting India at the invitation of government to participate in the Republic Day parade…This is testimony to our ties, which forged into shared sacrifice,” said Spokesperson of India’s External Affairs Ministry Anurag Srivastava today.

Responding to a question at the virtual media briefing, he said the year 2021 would also be historic in a bilateral relation as India and Bangladesh were also commemorating 5th anniversary of “our” liberation war and 50 years of diplomatic relations.

“We would jointly celebrate several activities to commemorate both the events in India and Bangladesh as well as a third country,” he added.

The spokesperson said that a number of events and activities are planned to this end. “I can tell you that events and activities will celebrate the legacy of our shared history”.
Meanwhile, a Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent comprising 122 members have reached New Delhi on Tuesday to participate in the 2021 Republic Day parade here in commemoration of Bangladesh’s 50th anniversary of independence.

The contingent travelled to India in a special C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Announcing their departure from Dhaka, the Indian Army had earlier tweeted, “Together we Fought, Together we March. Tune in on 26 January 21 for the splendid.