India's Decisive Intervention: Effectiveness of Its Assistance during the Liberation War of Bangladesh-1971
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The Liberation War of Bangladesh-1971 is the biggest event in the history of Bangladesh. The courage and tenacity displayed by Bangladeshi forces act as beacon of revitalizing Bangladeshi spirit in building a cohesive and prosperous society. However, this is not the end. As we talk about the Liberation War of Bangladesh-1971, it was not a war for Bangladeshis only. India was also intricately involved right from the beginning. India helped Bangladesh by providing safe sanctuaries for Bangladeshi forces, logistic supply, and above all, sheltered approximately 10 million refugees for 9 months. Bangladeshi forces fought against Pakistani forces for eight long months and were successful in depleting it significantly. Finally, it intervened the war directly by sending four Corps inside Bangladesh. Indias direct involvement achieved a lightning victory in 13 days for the allied forces and gave birth to a new nation- Bangladesh. This research explores the effectiveness of Indias assistance in the Liberation War of Bangladesh-1971. This also identifies that Indias direct involvement was decisive in drawing a quick conclusion and creating a new nation.
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