Parimal Kumar Ghosh, a legendary commander of the Border Security Force (BSF), passed away on 7 July 2023 in New Delhi at the age of 84. Ghosh was reportedly the first Indian military officer to assist Bangladesh freedom fighters during the 1971 liberation war. Ghosh served as a commander in the 92nd Battalion of the BSF and was stationed in Tripura when the freedom movement in Bangladesh began.
In Bangladesh, Ghosh is considered a revered figure and is seen as one of the Indian commanders who fought for the cause of Bangladesh. It is believed that Ghosh played a significant role in the initial formation of the Mukti Vahini, the liberation force of Bangladesh.
Q. : Who was the first Indian military officer to provide assistance to the Bangladesh freedom fighters during the 1971 liberation war?
a) Rajendra Singh
b) Parimal Kumar Ghosh
c) Manoj Kumar Sinha
d) Rakesh Sharma
Ans : b) Parimal Kumar Ghosh