President greets Bangladesh on National Day

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New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday extended his greetings to Bangladesh on its National Day (March 26).

In a message to Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, Mukherjee said, “The bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh have grown tremendously over the past few years. I am confident that this relationship between our two countries will continue to expand and that our interaction and cooperation will scale new heights.”

On March 26, Bangladesh commemorates its declaration of independence from Pakistan made in the late hours of March 25, 1971 by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. That declaration saw a bruising nine-month conflict in the erstwhile East Pakistan and culminated in an India-Pakistan war and the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent nation.

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