Bangladesh honours Jagjivan Ram as 1971 war hero

Bangladesh honours Jagjivan Ram as 1971 war hero.

Bangladesh has honoured then Indian defence minister Jagjivan Ram, describing him as a war hero who was “instrumental” in the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

“He was instrumental in the creation of the ‘Joint Command’ of Bangladesh and Indian Forces for the final assault which led to victory,” read the citation conferred on Jagjivan Ram, who was India’s defence minister during the 1971 war.

The citation mentioned that he had consolidated and coordinated the war strategy with great efforts by providing training, arms and supplies to Bangladeshi freedom fighters.

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