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Who was heading Indian Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971?

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Who was heading Indian Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971?

Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971:

In 1947, India and Pakistan were granted independence, and under the terms of the partition, Pakistan had land in both the eastern and western portions of the Indian subcontinent, which operated as a single country. On March 25, 1971, the ruling military junta in West Pakistan (modern-day Pakistan) conducted Operation Searchlight in order to round up and execute Bengali dissidents in East Pakistan and ousted the local government, which led to a rebellion. As India supported the Bengalis, Western Pakistan became embroiled in a revolution and war with India, and in December of 1971, the Bengalis won their independence.

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Sam Manekshaw was India's highest military authority during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

After earning a degree from Hindu Sabha College in 1932,...

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Pakistan and India have been rivals since their independence from the British Empire in 1947, and have fought wars over the disputed territory of Kashmir in 1947, 1965 and 1999. East Pakistan became the new nation of Bangladesh in 1971. Learn about all of this in this lesson.


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