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    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman bade farewell on Sunday (March 12) to the Indian troops who helped his country win independence from Pakistan.

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    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman bade farewell on Sunday (March 12) to the Indian troops who helped his country win independence from Pakistan.

    Taking the salute at the Soccer Stadium in Dacca he described the role of the Indian troops a??? "unparalleled in history", and one which would never be forgotten by Bongalie.

    Indian forces marched into what was then East Pakistan on December 4, 1971, and brought about the surrender of the Pakistan army 12 days later.

    The total Indian force numbered 140-thousand. Their withdrawal was to be completed on Monday (March 13) when the last 500 were to leave Dacca by road and air.

    Among the crowd of 25-thousand attending the farewell ceremony was Lieutenant-General Jagjit Singh Aurora, who led the Indian troops in Bangladesh.

    SYNOPSIS: In Dacca on Sunday a ceremonial farewell to the last Indian troops in Bangladesh. They paraded before their commander, Lieutenant-General Aurora, watched by 25-thousand excited Bengalis.

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, attended the ceremony, and took the salute. He thanked the troops for the part they played in winning Independence for his country. Their help, he said, was "unparalleled in history", and would never be forgotten by the Bengalis. The men on parade wee among the first of the 140-thousand Indians who entered what was East Pakistan last December, and forced the Pakistan army there to surrender.

    Later Shiekh Mujib inspected the Guard of Honour. The emotion-charged ceremony ended with the massed bands beating the Retreat.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TH97HA8SZ3938YB01G4A26Y0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TH97HA8SZ3938YB01G4A26Y0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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