An Historic visit of Indian Naval Ships (INS) to Mongla in Bangladesh after 50 years. The Indian Naval ships will make part of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebration which will be commemorating 50th anniversary of 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. The celebrations will be held from 8 to 10th March 2021.

The official release shows that, the INS including the indigenously build offshore patrol vessel, INS Sumedha and an indigenously built guided missile corvette, INS Kulish will take the port call at Mongla from 8 to 10 March. This will commemorate the ongoing Swarnim Vijay Varsh and it will also reiterate the India-Bangladesh historic friendship. These ships will pay homage to the Bangladeshi and Indian combatants & citizens who lost their lives in the 1971 Liberation War. This also marks the firm resolve and commitment of India to maintain peace, stability and good order in line with the SAGAR policy of India.

1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

The 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War is also known as the Bangladesh War of Independence or the Liberation War. This war was a revolution and armed conflict which was sparked due to rise of Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in East Pakistan during 1971 Bangladesh genocide. The war led to the independence of People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Liberation War was started after the Pakistani military launched the “Operation Searchlight” against people of East Pakistan on 25th March 1971. During the war, the Pakistani military was thrown out of Bangladesh and 90,000 troops were made to surrender with the joint efforts of India and Bangladesh.

Indian Naval Ships to visit Bangladesh