'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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'Each soldier was my brother in arms.''We fought together and achieved glory for India.''We fought on with only one thing in the mind -- that that this is a national battle and we must not let the Pakistanis get the better of us,' says Major General Shamsher Singh, who was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for fighting one of the bloodiest battles the Indian Army has ever fought. IMAGE: Major General Shamsher Singh was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for his courage in the 1971 War.The photograph above is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The 1971 War was a great moment in history,' says Lieutenant General Anand Sarup, who was decorated with the Mahavir Chakra for his valour in the 1971 India-Pakistan War.Nearly 90, he looks back at the men and the moments that forged India's greatest military victory with Rediff.com's Archana Masih. IMAGE: General S H F J 'Sam' Manekshaw, the chief of army staff, with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy The Indian Army Lieutenant General Anand Sarup was awarded the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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