Bangladesh To Honour Indian Soldiers Martyred in Liberating Bangladesh 

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina travels to India one month from now from April 7 to 10, she will start the way toward regarding groups of Indian troopers killed in the 1971 Bangladesh freedom war, The Indian Express has learnt.With Prime Minister Narendra Modi close by, Hasina is probably going to exhibit the reference and Rs 5 lakhto each fallen fighter’s family, as indicated by sources. She is probably going to begin with seven such families in Delhi on April 8. These families have been precisely picked – four from the Army and one each from Air Force, Navy and the BSF. A totalof 1,661 Indian fighters martyred in the freedom war of Bangladesh. It is time we perceive their penances, and Prime Minister Hasina will begin the procedure with a super occasion in Delhi a source said.Bangladesh had before respected Indians from all kinds of different backgrounds who assumed a part in the nation’s freedom: beat Army commanders and officers, political pioneers, activists, columnists, specialists and representatives, among others. The nation had regarded previous PMs Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, among others, with the ‘Companions of Bangladesh’ honor – got, separately, by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and PM Modi. “After the Friends of Bangladesh respects were given to noticeable individuals, it was felt that the Bangladesh government ought to likewise respect Indian fighters who had battled on ground,” the source said. The choice was taken in 2015 amid Modi’s visit to Dhaka, and the Bangladesh government and the Defense service had been examining the modalities.It was at long last concurred that Hasina will give away the reference — in three dialects — and the check of Rs 5 lakh to the families amid her visit to India. After the visit, Bangladesh will send serves as delegates to give away the reference and the checks to the families in bunches. It will be done in five or six stages, contingent upon the districts where these families are based the source said. The Hasina government is learnt to have earmarkedabout Rs 100 crore for regarding these groups of soldiers.It is evaluated that between 3 lakh and 30 lakh individuals – Hindus and Muslims, Bengalis and non-Bengalis — were murdered amongst March and December 1971. Operation Searchlight, which was the Pakistan Army’s full scale hostile against natives of then East Pakistan, prompted the war. East Pakistan progressed toward becoming Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. To recollect those terrible months, Bangladesh Parliament announced March 25, the night Operation Searchlight was propelled in 1971, as Bangladesh Genocide Day.

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