In a notable break from protocol, the India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi on the occasion of Armed Forces Day of Bangladesh on Monday. He was accompanied by Navy Chief Admiral Karmabir Singh, Air Chief Marshall Vivek Ram Chaudhri, Indian army chief General MM Naravane and CDS Bipin Rawat.
Every year, Nov. 21 is observed as Armed Forces Day of Bangladesh. The day signifies a major event of 1971 when the members of the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air force were united and launched an operation against Pakistan occupation forces. Another major significance of this year is the Battle of Garibpur which witnessed the Indian and Bangladeshi liberation forces uniting against Pakistani forces.