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 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971?

Introduction The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971. The war began with pre-emptive aerial strikes on 11 Indian air stations, which led to the commencement of… Read More