What was the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971)?

Introduction The Bangladesh Liberation War (26 March 1971 to 16 December 1971) (Bengali: মুক্তিযুদ্ধ, pronounced [mukt̪iɟud̪d̪ʱo]), also known as the Bangladesh War of Independence, or simply the Liberation War in Bangladesh, was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during… Read More

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What was the Battle of Gazipur (1971)?

Introduction The Battle of Gazipur (Bengali: গাজীপুরের যুদ্ধ) was a military engagement on 04 and 05 December 1971, during the Bangladesh liberation war. It took place at the Gazipur Tea Estate near Kulaura, in the Sylhet District of what was then East Pakistan. The advancing Mitro Bahini (comprising Mukti Bahini and Indian Army) attacked the… Read More

What was the Battle of Sylhet (1971)?

Introduction 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… Read More