Published on 29 Sep 2013 | over 4 years ago
Indian Armed Forces V/s Pakistani Armed Forces. This was one of shortest time war in the world war history. In the direction of Sam Manekshow and India Gandhi india won the battle. and a new nation Bangladesh came into the existence.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was the direct military conflict between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Indian, Bangladeshi and international sources consider the beginning of the war to have been Operation Chengiz Khan, when Pakistan launched pre-emptive air strikes on 11 Indian airbases on December 3, 1971, leading to India's entry into the war of independence in East Pakistan on the side of Bangladeshi nationalist forces, and the commencement of hostilities with West Pakistan. Lasting just 13 days, it is considered to be one of the shortest wars in history.
During the course of the war, Indian and Pakistani forces clashed on the eastern and western fronts. The war effectively came to an end after the Eastern Command of the Pakistani Armed Forces signed the Instrument of Surrender, on 16 December 1971 in Dhaka, marking the liberation of the new nation of Bangladesh. East Pakistan had officially seceded from Pakistan on March 26, 1971. Between 90,000 and 93,000 members of the Pakistan Armed Forces including paramilitary personnel were taken as Prisoners of War by the Indian Army. It is estimated that between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 civilians were killed in Bangladesh, and up to four hundred thousand women raped by the Pakistani armed forces, especially Bengali Hindus. As a result of the conflict, a further eight to ten million people fled the country at the time to seek refuge in neighboring India
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