What was the Battle of Sylhet (1971)?


The Battle of Sylhet (Bengali: সিলেটের যুদ্ধ Silet-er Juddho) was a major battle fought between the advancing Mitro Bahini and the Pakistani defences at Sylhet during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

The Battle

The battle took place 07 December and 15 December and was the Indian Army’s first heliborne operation.

It was a succession of the Battle of Gazipur in Kulaura.


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