History records the India-Pakistan war of 1971 as the shortest war lasting 13 days – December 3 to 16, 1971. It was an unfortunate civil war for the liberation of East Pakistan which had given a call for secession from the unity of Pakistan on March 26, 1971. Whether long or short, a war is a brutal event that leaves only destruction and sorrow. Liberation and freedom that follow are like a side-dish accompaniment to the main menu.
Brig. Suresh C. Sharma takes us through some foregoing episodes to the war. Continue reading