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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the gathering at the Manekshaw Centre for Sommanona Ceremony to honour Indian soldiers martyred in 1971 war. Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi said, “I would like to pay respects to all those who lost their life during the liberation battle for the betterment of humanity.” Earlier in the day, giving an impetus to their ties, India and Bangladesh on Saturday inked nearly two dozen agreements in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Here are the highlights:
4:20 pm: Bangladesh PM addresses the gathering.
4:12 pm: I wish for a prosperous future for Bangladesh, says PM Modi.
4:10 pm: The dream I dream for India, I dream that for Bangladesh too, says PM Modi
4:09 pm: India and Bangladesh are together because 140 crore people of both countries are together, says Modi.
4:09 pm: India grateful to its martyrs, says PM Modi.
4:08 pm: By not being selfish we wanted progress of the region, says PM Modi
4:05 pm: I believe that with us, all our neighbouring countries should progress. India’s progress is incomplete if done alone, says PM Modi.
4:02 pm: Admire Sheikh Hasina’s courage, says PM Modi.
3:56 pm: Bangladesh’s birth also reminds us of painful memories, says PM Modi
3:53 pm: Today is a special day, a day when we remember the marytrs, who fought valianty, says PM Modi
3:52 pm: I would like to pay respects to all those who lost their life during the liberation battle for the betterment of humanity, says PM Modi
3:46 pm: PM Modi & Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina at Sommanona Ceremony to honour Indian soldiers martyred in 1971 war.