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41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby ramana » 16 Dec 2016 04:48

Its already 16 Dec in India. Here is an article on the genocide in Bangladesh and how Pakistan got away:

http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/pub ... nt_id%3D46


Fellow blames India and Bangladesh and glosses over the role of the US.

Any the idiot Nixon ended up resigning his Presidency with infamous "I am not a crook" words.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby wig » 16 Dec 2016 10:37

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/war-decisively-won/

excerpts from an article penned by a retired solider. I do wish we could do something for the 54 Prisoner of War still held by Pakistan. The

After the 71 war, while at Poonch, men would wish to walk across to Rawalpindi and pick up Benazir Bhutto. That was the state of morale. Today I think, had we attempted, we would have probably succeeded. I wish to assure my civilian friends that so long as morale of the armed forces is high, it can win any and every war, even proxy, irrespective of the adversary.
India released all Pak PoWs in good faith. Pakistan, on the other hand, released only 617, holding back 54 who are still languishing in its jails. India should have used the leverage of 93000 PoWs to get POJK vacated. A rare opportunity was wasted. The Indian leadership was taken for a ride into believing Pak sincerity. Despite assurances Pak never abided by its promises, written or verbal. Fruits of a hard-fought victory in the battlefield were frittered away on the negotiating table by the generous leadership. Hajipir, Chhamb and 93000 prisoners were given away without any strategic gains. Pakistan has hurt us the most. She should never be trusted. Whenever an opportunity arises, Pakistan must be humiliated. Celebration of Victory Day with great pomp and show is one such way besides which grand size hoardings of ‘Surrender Ceremony’ be erected outside the Pak High Commission and many other prominent places in J&K and Delhi.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Kashi » 16 Dec 2016 11:10

The Baki Yawn and thugboom seem to have largely ignored this day. In the years gone by, there would be a flurry of blogs lamenting the loss of the colony of East Pakistan. This year you barely see 1 or 2 and most of them are "reprints". New edict from ISPR?

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Sanju » 16 Dec 2016 23:44

They are getting ready to write the loss of other areas...

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Rakesh » 17 Dec 2016 04:59

Cutting Pakistan in 71 was Indian Army's finest performance while the Navy challenged the U.S. 7th Fleet
http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=189620

This day forty five years ago saw the finest feat of the Indian Armed Forces in more than a millennium. Last victory of India over a major foreign army was when Chandragupta Maurya defeated Seleucus Nicator in 323 BC. India defeated Pakistan. The capitulation was complete when Lt. General AAK Niazi, commander of the Pakistani forces in East Pakistan handed over his pistol to Lt. General JS Aurora , Goc-in-C, eastern command, India. It was the biggest surrender. 93,000 personnel, both military & civilian became prisoners of war.

Indian pluralism was at its shining best during the signing of the instrument of surrender. They surrendered “to a Sikh General after negotiating terms with a Jew, both of whom reported to an army chief who was Parsi”. India had stood up to international bullying. The US seventh fleet had sailed in to the Bay of Bengal where the Indian Navy was in operation. But it was too late to alter the course of war. Captain of one Indian Naval Ship sought instructions from his fleet commander about the course of action on sighting the US Navy. ‘Wish them Bangladesh Standard Time’, the fleet commander instructed! It is no longer East-Pakistan'.


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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Rakesh » 17 Dec 2016 05:11

Who says that the Indian Army doesn't have a sense of humour? Bangladesh 16 December 1971
https://twitter.com/majorgauravarya/status/809611152334487552


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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 18 Dec 2016 01:10

Great series of articles! Tomorrow marks 55 years since the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule. That ought to be remembered too. There is a small but vocal tribe of nay sayers and just plain anti-India jerks, Neville Maxwell among them, who belittle the actual operation. In their view, India's action was barely worthy of note, because the Portuguese offered little resistance. It's another matter, of course, that these d*ckheads are the same ones who condemn India for launching the liberating attack in the first place. In Canada, the Globe and Mail was most vociferous in condemning India( I looked this up on micro-film). But in the letters pages of the paper, several readers supported India, and denounced Adlai Stevenson, the secretary of state under JF Kennedy, for criticising India. The Toronto Star was far more restrained, and while not praising the Indian action, did not denounce it either.

So was it an impressive action militarily, or not really? There were 22 Indian and 30 Portuguese dead. It ended Portuguese rule of Goa, and was a catalyst for liberation movements against Portuguese colonial rule in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.

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Postby Rakesh » 28 Sep 2017 05:13

This Thrilling Escape by IAF Pilots from Pakistan in 1971 is Now a Crowdfunded Film!
https://www.thebetterindia.com/116354/e ... sh-sinhji/

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Rakesh » 05 Oct 2017 07:49

1971 War: The Battle of Fazilka
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spot ... f-fazilka/

By Major General Sukhwant Singh

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby ramana » 10 Oct 2017 03:34

Link to

1971 India-Pakistan War: A Modern War

Study by a Royal Canadian Artillery major.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Kashi » 10 Oct 2017 08:25

^^
Pakistan had humiliated India in the war over Kashmir in 1965. ... New Delhi was determined to not be defeated again by Pakistan.


The Canadian major could not hide his Pakiness could he? It seem Paki benefactors in the West were and remain desperate to give any and all accolades to Bakis, even if largely imagined.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Rahul M » 10 Oct 2017 08:28

paper dates back to 1984

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Kashi » 10 Oct 2017 08:40

Rahul M wrote:paper dates back to 1984


Yes, when Pakistan was the darling of the West and the frontline state in the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Pro-Pak feelings must have been high in most if not all Western military circles.

It's these folks who must have manned most of the senior positions at the turn of the century and thus, the continued mollycoddling of TSP.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby ramana » 11 Oct 2017 05:08

tsarkar, and Philip, Try to Google for "No Easy Answers" by James Goldrick, RAN

Its an account of IN, PN and BDN from 1947 through 1972.

pdf book based on thesis of the writer at USNWC.

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Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Postby Rakesh » 12 Oct 2017 05:15

A Tribute to INAS 310 Cobra Squadron in the 1971 Eastern Theatre
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spot ... n-theatre/

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