In 1971, Pakistan lost half of its territory with the birth of Bangladesh, its forces in the East, and had to publicly surrender to India. Here’s a look back at how India took utmost caution in Bangladesh to cause minimum damage to their assets.
Why did Pakistan attack India in 1971?
Significantly, the biggest reason for the 1971 war was the oppression of the Pakistan Army on East Pakistan. In December 1970, millions of troubled Bengali-speaking people were taking refuge in India. On 27 March 1971, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi supported independence for East Pakistan.
Which country was defeated by India in 1971 war?
Forty-nine years ago, in 1971, India imposed a crushing defeat on Pakistan — the country was split into two. Pakistan Army surrendered with 93,000 soldiers, which was the biggest ever surrender after World War II.
How many Pakistani soldiers died in 1971?
At the end of the war, around 93,000 Pakistani soldiers were captured by the allied forces. Pakistan had suffered the most number of casualties with approximately 8000 dead and 25,000 wounded. Around 3000 Indian soldiers died and 12,000 others were wounded in the war.
What happened 1971 India?
3 December – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 begins as Pakistan attacks 9 Indian airbases. The next day India launches a massive invasion of East Pakistan. 3 December – 4 December night: The Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput sinks Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi (former USS Diablo).