Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi has observed the Armed Forces Day paying homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the War of Liberation in 1971.The day was observed on November 21, when in 1971 the Army, Navy and Air Forces of Bangladesh became fully operational and launched a coordinated offensive against the Pakistani occupation forces. The mission’s defence wing hosted a largely attended reception with Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Bedi, Director General Defence Intelligence Agency and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff of India, as the chief guest. It was attended by 1971 war veterans, foreign diplomats, military attaches, journalists, academics and city elites. Defence Adviser of Bangladesh High Commission Brig. Gen. A K M Ziaur Rahman, ndc, psc welcomed the guests. Chief Guest General Bedi spoke highly of the excellent relations existing between Bangladesh and India, the foundation of which was laid during Bangladesh Liberation War fully supported by India. He also highlighted the growing defence cooperation between the two friendly neighbours. High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who had led and inspired the Bengalis to fight for freedom and independence in 1971. He also also paid tributes to the valiant war veterans of India who had fought side by side with the freedom fighters of Bangladesh. The mission also brought out a special supplement to mark the Armed Forces Day in cooperation with New Delhi’s prestigious magazine, India Empire.