Commemorating its 50th Victory Day, that marked the culmination of its freedom movement from Pakistan, Bangladesh on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the Indian Army’s war heroes and its own freedom fighters.

Bangladesh remembered the December 16, 1971 war that led to the liberation of East Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh as an independent nation. The day is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ in India.

In a Facebook post, the Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh said: “We remember those who fought for us. We remember those who came to our aid at the darkest hour of our nation.  In particular, we remember the thousands of Indian soldiers who stepped forward at the call of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to fight alongside our Muktibahini…