Sri Biplab Roy the Administrator General and Official Trustee of West Bengal, Founder of State Judicial Museum and Research Centre, Kolkata, had requested the Hon’ble Minister Sri Nisith Pramanik, the Minister for State & Home Affairs, Govt of India to hand over some weapons surrendered by The Pakistan Army in The Indo-Pak War, 1971.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India issued DO asking the Indian Army and BSF to hand over some weapons surrendered by The Pak Army in The Indo-Pak War, 1971.
The Indian Army is willing to hand over T-55 Tank and RCL Gun, which was surrendered by The Pakistan Army in 1971.
Accordingly, Office of the DG, BSF, had asked to collect 5 different guns and one Rocket Launcher from Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
In the first week of this month, Mr. Roy went to Tekanpur and officially took over six weapons surrendered by The Pak Army in The Indo-Pak War, 1971. BSF took the charge to bring the weapons from Tekanpur to the office at New Secretariat Building, 1 Kiran Sankar Roy Road, Kolkata 700001.
Out of 6 weapons, one was made in India, and the rest were manufactured in Germany, France and England respectively.
The oldest gun was of 1903, and another was of 1950. These weapons will always remain a symbol of sacrifice, bravery, and efficiency of The Indian Army & BSF in the War which gave rise to the birth of a new independent country named Bangladesh.
Roy said, that he is grateful to the Ministry of Home Affairs, particularly the Hon’ble Minister Sri Nisith Pramanik who helped a lot to hand over these weapons. He is highly obliged to the Indian Army and BSF for their active cooperation.
He said that an International Museum will be build in the name of State Judicial Museum and Research Centre at Kolkata which will connect 132 countries all over the world. The museum will be inaugurated in 2nd week of December, 2023