The last Indian troops left Bangla Desh on Sunday in a farewell parade at the Dacca Football Stadium.
The last Indian troops left Bangla Desh on Sunday in a farewell parade at the Dacca Football Stadium. The Prime Minister, Mr Mujibur Rahman, took the salute and thanked the departing troops for their role in liberating his country.
The last contingent of 400 troops out of a total Indian force of 140,000 have now left bangla Desh. Their invasion on December 4th last year lead to the surrender of the Pakistan garrison. Their commander, Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, attended the parade, which was watched by 25,000 people in and around the giant sports ground. The remaining Indian troops were mainly from the Guards Regiment with their crimson turbans and yellow plumes. Their pipe bands played the Retreat as in olden times to signal the end of a day's fighting. In his farewell speech, Sheikh Bujibur paid special tribute to the Indian soldiers who had laid down their lives in the liberation campaign. Their role, he said, "had been unparalleled in human history."