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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday felicitated heroes of 1971 war fought in erstwhile East Pakistan and now Bangladesh.
“The Chief Minister has felicitated seven heroes of the December 1971 war in which India defeated Pakistan, resulting in the birth of Bangladesh,” said the Defence Ministry in a statement here.
General officer commanding of South India handed over the ‘Victory Flame’ to Yediyurappa at Vidhana Soudha (state secretariat) in the city centre.
Among those felicitated were Rear Admiral S K Gupta, T B M Noronha, widow of late Commodore J P A Noronha, Major General K P Nanjappa, Brigadier P V Sahadevan, Rear Admiral R R Sood, Commander K S Panwar, and Wing Commander A Raghunath.
Many veterans who fought in the 1971 war and living in the southern state, including Bengaluru attended the event.
2021 marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 battle.

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