Troops of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura exchanged sweets with each other on the occasion of Vijay Diwas (Victory Day).
After the flag retreat ceremony between the two border guards, Commandant (CO) of BSF 120 battalion Subrata Singh on Saturday exchanged sweets with BGB official Badrar Uddin Company Commander of Akhaura.
"During the 1971 Bangladesh's Liberation War our nation played a vital role in their independence. So this day is very important for them as they got victory in the liberation war. We the BSF, army and a nation as a whole during that time showed how a nation can come forward to helping its neighbour and improve their relation. On this auspicious day we are conveying greeting and sweets on behalf of BSF and India with Bangladesh," Singh said.
To enhance bilateral relations, the exchange of sweets between India and Bangladesh along the border in Tripura is an old and traditional gesture.
India and Bangladesh celebrate December 16 as 'Vijay Diwas' every year to mark their military victory over Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, which eventually led to the liberation of Bangladesh.