Bangladeshi 'Mukti Jodhas' (freedom fighters), Indian war veterans and serving officers of the Armed Forces on Wednesday commemorated their victory over Pakistani forces during the 1971 Liberation War here.
Vijay Diwas celebrations at Eastern Command assume a special significance as Mukti Jodhas and Indian war veterans, who fought shoulder to shoulder, reunite every year to celebrate the momentous occasion in history.
Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-In-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Eastern Command, Air Vice Marshal K P Nair and a large number of serving and retired personnel of the three Services paid homage by laying wreaths at Vijay Smarak (War Memorial) in Fort William.
Bangladesh Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam also placed wreath along with other serving and retired officers of the 30-member Bangladeshi delegation who were present on the occasion.
30-member Bangladeshi delegation were present on the occasion.