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04:18 PM, August 17, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:28 PM, August 17, 2015

India hands over memorabilia of INS Vikrant to Bangladesh

India today handed over to Bangladesh the memorabilia of Indian Naval aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which made its mark in India-Bangladesh history during the 1971 Liberation War, for showcasing at the National War Museum.

The INS Vikrant of Indian Navy played a decisive role during the Liberation War of 1971.

It played a key role in the operations in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar area in the then East Pakistan, playing a key role in ending the 1971 war.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran handed over the memorabilia of INS Vikrant to Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Vice Admiral M Farid Habib. A bridge window frame with a photograph of the ship and one set of Ceremonial Lifebuoy were handed over at a ceremony held at Naval Headquarters in Dhaka, said a press release.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier handed over three artefacts – Steering Wheel, Bridge Window Frame (with Photograph of Vikrant) and Lifebuoy Stand – to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his visit to Dhaka on June 6-7, 2015.

The INS Vikrant was bought from Britain in 1957.

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