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Cannons used by Mujib Battery handed over

Staff Correspondent: The Indian government on Thursday handed over two cannons to Bangladesh which was used by the “Mujib Battery” during the Liberation War.

On behalf of Indian Army, Chief of Army Staff Gen Vijay Kumar Singh formally handed over the cannons at a programme at Senakunjja in Dhaka Cantonment.

Bangladesh Army Chief General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen received the cannons on behalf of Bangladesh Army, said an ISPR release.

It is expected that it will play an important role to strengthen relations between Bangladesh and India.

The cannons will be preserved at the Army Museum as a symbol of courage and supreme sacrifice in the Liberation War.

The aggressive operation and success of the Mujib Battery during the war will be recalled in the history of Liberation War.

The first artillery unit of Bangladesh Army was formed on July 22, 1971 in Konaban of India with six cannons (3.7 inch Howitzers). The newly formed artillery was named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Mujib Battery took part in the Liberation War in Sector-2 and used the cannons in the battlefield.

Lieutenant General Abdul Wadud, Lieutenant General Molla Fazle Akbar, Lieutenant General Moinul Islam, chief of general staff of Bangladesh Army, the freedom fighters under artillery regiment and high officials of Bangladesh Army were present at the handover programme.

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