"India and Bangladesh are bound by a common history, culture and language. The co-operation between the nations in the War of 1971 is still rejoiced with great pride and fondness by peoples of both nations," the Ministry said.

It stated that Admiral Hari Kumar brought out during the exchange that India is proud to have contributed to the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 and that as a nation, India has immense respect for the role played and sacrifices made by the proud people of Bangladesh in the war.

He also said that Indians are participating enthusiastically in many commemorative events of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh liberation.

The C-in-C also assured the visiting CNS that all assistance required for the successful conduct of the International Fleet Review by Bangladesh in 2022 will be extended, the release said.

The current visit of the Bangladesh Navy Chief to India from 22 to 29 October is significant as it coincides with the golden jubilee celebration of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, the statement added.