New Delhi: A contingent of 122 Bangladesh Armed Forces has departed for India to join the R-Day parade in India. The Bangladesh contingent will proudly march down the Rajpath to carry forward the legacy of the brave freedom fighters of 1971, who fought for freedom, justice and their people.
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It will be the third time in India’s history that any foreign military contingent has been invited to participate in the Republic Day parade. Earlier, France and UAE participated in the Republic Day parade.
Of the contingent arriving to India, majority of the units of the Bangladesh Army comprises 1,2,3,4,8,9,10 and 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 along with the Indian Army.