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Indian High Commissioner paid tributes to Commonwealth War Graves, Comilla

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Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Pranay Verma paid tributes to Maynamati War Cemetery, Comilla in Bangladesh on Tuesday. The high Commissioner laid a wreath at the Commonwealth war graves and paid homage to the war heroes.

The Maynamati War Cemetery located in the Comilla district of Bangladesh was constructed and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is the final resting place of 736 soldiers who died during World War II, including 178 soldiers from the undivided India.The 736 war burials are mainly from the hospitals but include some moved in from isolated sites after the war.

Most of the soldiers buried in the Maynamati War Cemetery died during the Burma Campaign, fought between the Allied forces and the Japanese Empire in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II.
The cemetery is located in a beautiful and serene location in the foothills of the Mainamati range, with well-maintained lawns and beautiful trees. The graves are marked with headstones, each inscribed with the name, rank, and regiment of the deceased.

Comilla, a very large hospital and reinforcement centre and an important air base, was also the site of the Fourteenth Army headquarters for a year until October 1944 when it moved to Imphal.

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