Friday, 27 May, 2022
Topic1971 Bangladesh War

Topic: 1971 Bangladesh War

‘No one wants to be the last man to die’ — What happened on final day of 1971 Bangladesh War

In ‘December in Dacca’, KS Nair writes about 15 December 1971, when the end of the war was in sight, but by no means certain.

New book looks at India’s role in Bangladesh Liberation War & its ‘little-known aspect’

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘December in Dacca’ by K.S. Nair will be released on 18 April on Softcover.

Why my Pakistani grandfather Col Ali went back to Dhaka to apologise for 1971

In ‘Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders’, Meher Ali writes about her grandfather being deployed to Dhaka and Pakistan’s ‘collective amnesia’.

The ‘12 Days to Dacca’ plan executed by a ‘moth-eaten brigade’ that helped India in 1971

Brigadier H S Kler's ‘12 Days to Dacca’ plan was war-gamed and executed to perfection and sent Pakistani forces on the run.

Sam Manekshaw was key architect of 1971 win, but it wasn’t his personal success: Daughter Maja

As India & Bangladesh fondly remembered Field Marshal Manekshaw on 50th Victory Day, Maja Daruwala gave insight into what then-Army chief was like to his soldiers and family.

President Kovind attends celebrations marking 50 yrs of Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan

Kovind was the guest of honour at the Victory Day Parade in Dhaka. India's contributions to Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971 were also highlighted during the event.

50 yrs of 1971 war: How forces, intel, politicians jointly made it India’s finest military hour

On 16 December 1971, 93,000 Pakistani military and govt officials surrendered before Indian Army, ending the Bangladesh Liberation War that began on 3 December.

Pakistan lost the 1971 war, but its project of Islamist violence won the larger conflict

What did India gain from 1971 victory? It now faces a country with an uncertain future in the East and a Pakistan that is ever more committed to using violence.

If Nazi war criminals can still be tried, why not Pakistanis? 1971 genocide can’t be forgotten

Bangladesh wants to try Pakistani army personnel for war crimes and genocide in 1971 but realpolitik has prevented it so far. Justice must be served.

Govt and military owe India an authentic history of the 1971 Bangladesh War. Rest is mythology

Halos around personalities from the 1971 Bangladesh War victory have no sanctity. Myths and claims of self-aggrandisement must be debunked.

On Camera

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

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Defence

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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