Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Phantoms of Chittagong

What about the Tibetan boys who died during the Bangladesh Operations? 
Today, it is  convenient (for everybody) to forget about their existence. 
A few years ago, I wrote an article on the Phantoms of Chittagong. It was the name given to them by their Commander, Maj. Gen. S.S. Uban.
Click here to read the article.

Dhaka to honour Indian soldiers killed in 1971 Liberation War
The Pioneer, 
February 3, 2010
Anisur Rahman
Bangladesh would honour the Indian Army for its key role in the country's 'Liberation War' against Pakistan by inscribing the names of Indian soldiers killed in the 1971 military operation at a special memorial in
the heart of the capital.
Bangladesh will seek a list of martyred Indian soldiers in the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan in a bid to honour them by inscribing their names at a memorial at Suhrawardy Udyan park, Tajul Islam, the State Minister of Liberation War Affairs, said on Tuesday.
"We are yet to know how many Indian soldiers lost their lives in our Liberation War. We will soon seek a list through the Foreign Ministry," Islam told reporters. He said the names of the martyred Indian soldiers
would be inscribed at the memorial. "Bangladesh will never forget India's role in 1971 war," he underlined. The announcement to honour the Indian soldiers came as a visiting military delegation led by Lt-Gen Vijay
Kumar Singh, the next chief of the Indian Army, called on Islam at his office.
Lt-Gen Singh, currently Eastern Army Command chief at Kolkata, will take over as the next Army chief from General Deepak Kapoor on March 31.
Bangladesh won its independence after nine months of bloody struggle with the Pakistani military with crucial Indian support.

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