Shillong, India (BBN) – The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) have jointly paid homage to ‘BSF heroes’ of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
The ceremony at the War Memorial at Kilapara in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya was attended by Major General Abul Hossain, director-general of BGB, and his team, reports The Times of India.
The memorial stands bang on the India-Bangladesh border and has engraved on it in gold letters the names of nine BSF personnel who died in the 1971 war.
“Major General Hossain arrived at Kilapara for the first time after taking charge of the BGB.
He paid tribute to the martyrs whose supreme sacrifice denied Pakistan strategic control over the Dalu-Tura road during the Liberation War,” an official statement issued by the Meghalaya Frontier of BSF said on Sunday.
“The BGB director-general and his delegation were received by PK Dubey, inspector-general of the Meghalaya Frontier.
He laid a wreath on the memorial and also recalled the sacrifice of the Late Mohammad Ashfaq who had deserted the Pakistani Air Force to join the Mukti Bahini in Mymensingh,” the BSF statement said.
“The memorial at Kilapara carries with it an untold saga of misery, suffering and bravery. The Dalu, Kilapara area was one of the strategic points of the war,” the BSF said.
“During the short visit on Sunday, commanders of both the border guarding forces also discussed various issues and decided to cooperate with each other to resolve them amicably.
The meeting ended in a cordial atmosphere,” the BSF statement added.