Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that New Delhi will donate military equipment used by the country in the 1971 Liberation War to be displayed in a museum in Bangladesh.
PM Modi was on his two-day trip to Bangladesh to mark the golden jubilee of the victory of both nations in the Liberation War 1971. This announcement was made by him in Dhaka on his last day. This trip was PM’s first trip abroad after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Saturday evening, Modi met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina for one-to-one talks at the latter’s office in Dhaka after which the two sides signed five MoUs, inaugurated and launched 8 projects, and made 10 announcements.
During his visit, he also laid the foundation stone for a memorial honouring martyrs from the Indian Armed Forces who were killed during the Liberation War. This will be the first memorial in Bangladesh exclusively honouring the Indian martyrs and will be built at Ashuganj, near Dhaka.