Shillong, May 11: The BSF Meghalaya felicitated 25 Bangladeshi and 5 Indian war veterans at the BSF camp Umpling who participated in the 1971 war for Bangladesh independence which led to the formation of Bangladesh.
The initiative for their visit to India has been taken by state Arts & Culture department on the occasion of joint celebration of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh and 75th years of Indian independence.
Speaking on behalf of the Mukti Yoddhas, senior journalist Haroon Habib paid homage to the heroic members of Indian Armed forces who fought for the liberation of Bangladesh and said that their contribution will remain cherished and enshrined in Bangladesh Independence history.
Inderjit Singh Rana, IG BSF Meghalaya and other BSF senior officers welcomed the group of veterans and praised their role and efforts towards liberation of Bangladesh during the 1971 war.
Earlier, the delegation visited Wards Lake and Umiam Lake.