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Hasina says Bangladesh is honoured to award former Indian PM Vajpayee for his support for independence in 1971

43Hasina says Bangladesh is honoured to award former Indian PM Vajpayee for his support for independence in 1971

Bangladesh feels honoured to recognise former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee for his support during the 1971 Liberation War, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

President Md Abdul Hamid handed the official honour to Vajpayee’s predecessor, Narendra Modi, at the Bangabhaban on Sunday morning.

“We have honoured ourselves by honouring a great person, who has been a genuine friend to Bangladesh,” said Hasina about Vajpayee.

The BJP leader, as the chief of Bharatiya Jana Sangha, played an active role in support of Bangladesh’s war against Pakistan.