Friday, September 25, 2009

Bangladesh, Liberation War,(Indian Invovement)

The violence unleashed by the Pakistani forces on 25th March 1971, proved the last straw to the efforts to negotiate a settlement. Following these outrages, Sheikh Mujibar Rahman signed an official declaration that read :
Today Bangladesh is a sovereign and Independent country. On thursday night, West Pakistani armed forces suddenly attacked the police barracks at Razarbagh and the EPR headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka . Many innocent and unarmed have been killed in Dhaka cityand other places oc Bangladesh. Violent clashes between EPR and police on the one hand and the armed forces of Pakistan on the other , are going on. The Bengalis are fighting the enemies with great courage for an Independent Bangladesh. May Allah aid us in our fight for frreedom. Joy Bangla.
Sheikff Mujib also called upon the people to resistthe occupation forces through a radio message .
Mujib was arrested on the night of 25-26 March 1971at about 1.30 a.m. ( as per radio Pakistan's news on 29 March 1971.
Indian Involvement

Wary of the growing invovement of India , the Pakistan Air force (PAF) launched a premptive strike on india. The attack was modelled on the Israeli Air Force's Operation Focus during the six day war.
Major Battles
Battle of Boyra

Battle of Garibpur

Battle of Dhalai

Battle of Hilli

Battle of Kushtia.

Indian Army's T-55 Tanks

Surrendor; Lt.Gen.Aurora Singh (left), Pakistan's Lt. Gen.A.A.K.Nazi,16 Dec