Meghalaya: BSF, BGB celebrate Vijay Diwas at Killapara War Memorial in WGH

Meghalaya: BSF, BGB celebrate Vijay Diwas at Killapara War Memorial in WGH

In 1971, Bangladesh achieved its independence from Pakistan through the support of India and its security forces, with many personnel laying down their lives.

TURA:

Bangladesh and Indian security forces celebrated the victory achieved by both nations against the forces of Pakistan on December 16 at the War Memorial at Killapara, Dalu in West Garo Hills (WGH) near the international border.

In 1971, Bangladesh achieved its independence from Pakistan through the support of India and its security forces, with many personnel laying down their lives.

On the eve of this day, Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings on BOPs along the International Border in Meghalaya.

“BSF jawans fought valiantly and repulsed two enemy attacks despite numerical inferiority and facilitated the birth of Bangladesh. They fought till the ‘last men last bullet’ where 9 BSF personnel made supreme sacrifice and laid down their lives on motherland,” said a release by the BSF.

The War Memorial at BOP Killapara, in West Garo Hills, marks the importance of the 1971 war fought on the Eastern front where BOP Killapara was being guarded by the BSF.

On this occasion, Bhagwant Singh, Commandant SHQ BSF Tura, Karunanidhi Tripathi Commandant, 55 Bn BSF, Darbara Singh, Offg Commandant 75 Bn, Pradip Doley Offg Comdt 28 Bn BSF remembered the sacrifices and laid a wreath while paying floral tributes at the War Memorial.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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