India will celebrate Republic Day on 26 January and this time Bangladesh’s armed forces are also set to take part in the same. And why? Read on…
Interestingly, the Bangladeshi contingent — comprising of soldiers from all three wings – of the armed forces will be the first marching contingent to walk down the Rajpath on January 26.
The total contingent will comprise 10 rows with the first six rows led by the Bangladesh Army. The next two rows will be led by the Bangladesh Navy and the last two rows will comprise Bangladesh Air Force.
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Speaking to ANI, “Mohatsim Haider Chaudhary, the leader of Bangladesh tri-service contingent on Saturday said, “Bangladesh contingent will be led by its army which will be in the first six rows followed by two navy and two air force contingent respectively. We are following all the COVID-19 norms.”
Why Bangladesh Army will participate in India’s Republic Day parade?
The participation of Bangladesh in India’s Republic Day parade will commemorate the 50 years of Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan. Bangladesh spawned out as an independent county back in 1971, free from Pakistan’s tyranny and oppression with the help of India.
The inclusion of Bangladesh will strengthen the diplomatic relationship between the two countries. Working on the same front, India has also recently sent over 20 lakhs doses of covid vaccine to Bangladesh among other countries.
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Also, besides Bangladesh, the Indian Navy is also celebrating the 50 years of Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 in style with its Republic Day tableau.
The Indian Navy tableau for the 2021 Republic Day parade will showcase the Indian Navy’s Operation Trident that took place during the war in 1971. The offensive operation was launched by the Indian Navy against Pakistan’s port city of Karachi.
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The operation that showcased the first use of anti-ship missiles inflicted heavy damages on Pakistani vessels and facilities in the region sealing the win for India.