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On Feb 16, 2015, India gifted a Dakota aircraft to Bangladesh, one that had played an active role in the 1971 war which led to the creation of Bangladesh. It was from this Dakota that troops were dropped at Tangail, Bangladesh. The dismantled aircraft was handed over by Air Marshal SB Deo, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command. It was flown to Bangladesh in a C-17 Globemaster of the IAF and was put together by an IAF team led by Wg Cdr R Deshpande and the Bangladesh Air Force.The aircraft is stationed at the Tejgaon Museum.