During a war, there are just four possibilities a soldier faces.One: Victorious and safe.Two: Wounded.Three: Killed in action.Four: Prisoner of War.It was my fate to face the fourth, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) on the year spent as a prisoner of war in Pakistan during the 1971 War.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com December 5, 1971. Six Gorkha soldiers and I were on a reconnaissance patrol on the western border in Punjab, along the Ravi river, when the Pakistani army launched a ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'General J S Aurora, the commander of the Indian forces in the East, asked General Sagat Singh to withdraw his troops who were on the move to Dacca -- but he refused.''He said, "Jaggi, over my dead body".''Therefore, I say the creator of Bangladesh was General Sagat Singh.'Lieutenant General O P Kaushik salutes the incredible soldiers who turned the tide in the 1971 War. Some of the best stories are told by soldiers. They will tell you of hard fought battles that have become the stuff of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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