GUWAHATI, March 22 - A joint cycling expedition of Indian and Bangladesh armies was flagged off today at Agartala by Lt Gen AS Bedi, GOC of Gajraj Corps. The expedition will travel across India and Bangladesh from Agartala, Comilla, Dhaka and Jessore, culminating at Kolkata after covering approximately 500 km over 12 days. During the expedition the team will also visit historical battle sites of the glorious Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
Addressing the Joint Indo- Bangladesh Army cycling team, Lt Gen AS Bedi highlighted the shared history of both countries and stressed upon the friendly relations between both countries. He brought out that the introduction of joint adventure activities between the two armies will result in increased mutual understanding and cooperation between the countries. The flagging off ceremony was also marked by performances by cultural troupes from North East.
Earlier, the Bangladesh Army expedition team comprising of five officers and ten soldiers had reached Agartala on March 19. They visited various heritage sites near Agartala and also war memorials to honour the martyrs of 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.