Wars were fought between many nationsForty-seven years ago on this day (16 Dec 1971), the instrument of surrender was signed in Dhaka which ended up making East Pakistan as a new nation called Bangladesh. Adherence to this principle had achieved for military commanders some of the most brilliant military successes and the neglect of the same had terminated into great military reverses. There was an Indian naval blockade and the only functional airfield in Dhaka was destroyed on December 6, 1971. The most important question to be asked is not who won and lost the 1971 war and why. The 1971 war and many other wars that have been fought tell us a great deal about actions and actors and how soldiers won or lost on battlefields.
Source: The Express Tribune December 16, 2018 04:07 UTC