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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met 'Muktijoddhas', the liberation war fighters of Bangladesh, in Dhaka today. (ANI)

PM Modi meets 'Muktijoddhas' of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Modi is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops undergoing rifle training on a rifle range in a liberated area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971 when Pakistan Army troops were fighting Bangladesh and Indian Army forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War. (Getty Images/HT Archives)
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops undergoing rifle training on a rifle range in a liberated area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971 when Pakistan Army troops were fighting Bangladesh and Indian Army forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War. (Getty Images/HT Archives)

Genocide by Pak Army in former east Pakistan needs to be globally recognised

ANI | , Dhaka
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 05:14 AM IST
The Bangladesh genocide is considered to be the largest and longest since it covers the entire length of the nine-month-long liberation war of Bangladesh.
INS Kulish and INS Sumedha docked at Mongla(@ihcdhaka/Twitter)
INS Kulish and INS Sumedha docked at Mongla(@ihcdhaka/Twitter)

INS Kulish, Sumedha arrive in Bangladesh to mark 50th anniversary of 1971 war

ANI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:17 PM IST
According to the Indian Navy, the year 2021 is being celebrated as 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' being the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. However, 2021 is also the 50th Year of Independence of Bangladesh.
The Indian delegation was led by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary. Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary, Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh led the Bangladesh delegation.(via social media/ twitter )
The Indian delegation was led by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary. Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary, Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh led the Bangladesh delegation.(via social media/ twitter )

Celebrating 50 yrs of diplomacy, India-Bangladesh 19th HSLT held virtually today

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Both countries agreed to enhance the level of cooperation to prevent smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and contraband across borders during the 19th Home Secretary Level Talks (HSLT) on Saturday.
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)

IAF gifts 1971 war helicopter to Bangladesh, gets F-86 fighter as return gift

ANI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • The exchange of aircraft took place in Dhaka during the four day trip of Bhadauria to Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Her warning came ahead of a virtual summit with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on December 17, when the two sides are expected to sign up to nine agreements to boost cooperation in areas such as trade and connectivity.(REUTERS)
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Her warning came ahead of a virtual summit with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on December 17, when the two sides are expected to sign up to nine agreements to boost cooperation in areas such as trade and connectivity.(REUTERS)

Won’t allow anarchy in the name of religion: Sheikh Hasina on ‘Victory Day’

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Hasina has consistently strived to deny space to religious extremism since she became prime minister in 2009, and in an address to the nation on the occasion of Victory Day, she reminded the people that her father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was opposed to making religion a tool of politics
PM Modi paying tribute to martyrs of 1971 war at National War Memorial (ANI)
PM Modi paying tribute to martyrs of 1971 war at National War Memorial (ANI)

50th anniversary of 1971 India-Pakistan war: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The 13-day military conflict is one of the shortest wars in history. It ended with a decisive win for India and led to the creation of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, India’s tribes, and the post-Partition relationship with Pakistan all feature on this week’s HT Picks.(HT Team)
Bangladesh, India’s tribes, and the post-Partition relationship with Pakistan all feature on this week’s HT Picks.(HT Team)

HT PICKS: New reads for the lockdown

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Beat that ennui with these interesting new releases: A book on six tribes of India, a controversial Bengali writer’s memoir of her early life, and a look at the relationship between India and Pakistan in the half decade immediately after independence
A French-built Breguet Br.1150 Atlantique was used by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh liberation war 1971. Group Captain Sanjeev Naraynen (retd.) shot down one such jet which was carrying 16 Pakistan soldiers.(HT FILE)
A French-built Breguet Br.1150 Atlantique was used by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh liberation war 1971. Group Captain Sanjeev Naraynen (retd.) shot down one such jet which was carrying 16 Pakistan soldiers.(HT FILE)

It was unfortunate: IAF officer who shot down Pak maritime jet carrying 16

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The downing of the naval aircraft left five officers and 11 sailors dead — the biggest loss the Pakistani navy suffered in a single day since the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war — and aggravated the tension between the nuclear-armed sub continental rivals.
Former chief of naval staff, Admiral L Ramdas (retired), has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressing “concern” and “dismay” over what he sees as the misuse of the air strike in Pakistan to “influence the electorate”.
Former chief of naval staff, Admiral L Ramdas (retired), has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressing “concern” and “dismay” over what he sees as the misuse of the air strike in Pakistan to “influence the electorate”.

‘Ensure India’s forces aren’t used for political gains’: Ex-navy chief to EC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Former chief of naval staff, Admiral L Ramdas (retired), has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressing “concern” and “dismay” over what he sees as the misuse of the air strike in Pakistan to “influence the electorate”.
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops undergoing rifle training on a rifle range in a liberated area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971.(Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops undergoing rifle training on a rifle range in a liberated area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971.(Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Review: In the Time of the Others by Nadeem Zaman

Hindustan Times | By Lamat R Hasan
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Set over a period of nine months in 1971, Nadeem Zaman’s debut novel is a fictionalized account of the bloody events that culminated in the creation of Bangladesh
The under-construction National War Memorial in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The under-construction National War Memorial in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Last R-Day salute at Amar Jawan Jyoti this year?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:39 AM IST
Remembering fallen soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti started in January 1972, days after Bangladesh was liberated from Pakistan in December 1971. It honours the 3,843 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War and was started by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The Mi-4 helicopter and PT-76 tanks that India handed over to Bangladesh were part of gifts given by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (pictured) during her Bangladesh visit last year.(Reuters)
The Mi-4 helicopter and PT-76 tanks that India handed over to Bangladesh were part of gifts given by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (pictured) during her Bangladesh visit last year.(Reuters)

India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 war memorabilia

Press Trust of India, Dhaka | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 04:56 PM IST
During her Bangladesh visit last year, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had handed over a memorabilia including rifles, guns, mortars, artefact, photographs, clippings and battle records related to the 1971 Liberation War.
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