India greets Bangladesh on Independence Day

Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks at the inaugural India-Russia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in New Delhi on 6 December 2021ANI file photo

Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar on Saturday greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen and the people of the neighbouring country on their 52nd Independence Day, reports UNB.

In a tweet, Jaishankar said," Warm greetings to FM Dr AK Abdul Momen and the Government and people of #Bangladesh on their National Day."

"Look forward to working together to add more pages to the golden chapter of India-Bangladesh Maitri," the Indian foreign minister tweeted with #ShonaliAdhyay.

On 16 December, 1971, Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan after nine months of war that claimed an estimated three million lives.